Man City send apology to Liverpool over fan behaviour at Wembley
Manchester City have issued a public apology to rivals Liverpool, owing to the behaviour of a small section of the club’s fanbase at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.
The Sky Blues and Reds are of course currently locked in action for the 2nd time in the space of a week, on this occasion in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Ahead of kick-off in the English capital, though, it was ongoings in the stands which took centre stage in the headlines.
This came as a contingent of City supporters in attendance at the clash opted to chant and sing amid a minute’s silence dedicated to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster:
‘Minute’s’ silence for the Hillsborough anniversary abruptly cut short as some City fans chose to sing through it, which prompted an outcry of boos from @LFC supporters pic.twitter.com/fEacGaXyRp
— Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) April 16, 2022
As alluded to above, though, the Sky Blues, as a club, have since moved to not only make their disillusionment with the collection of fans in question clear, but also issue a public apology to all associated with Liverpool:
From @ManCity spokesperson: “Manchester City are extremely disappointed with the actions of some City supporters during the minute’s silence before today’s game. The Club sincerely apologises to all those connected with Liverpool Football Club.”
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) April 16, 2022
Mane at the double
Turning attentions back towards the action itself at Wembley, it is of course Liverpool who are currently in position to book a spot in the FA Cup’s showpiece, in the process keeping hopes of an unprecedented quadruple alive.
This comes owing to a blitzing first-half display, during which Ibrahima Konate’s early opener was added to by a double on the part of Sadio Mane, guiding Jurgen Klopp’s troops into a 3-1 lead inside the game’s closing ten minutes.
Sadio Mané scores a beauty of a volley#EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/Q4CSPHjEL4
— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) April 16, 2022
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