Man City Fans’ Association is planning a lot to oppose the penalty imposed by the European Football Association on the club.
A group of fans called “1894” (year of founding Man City) is calling for donations to buy protest banners. By February 17, the proceeds had risen to nearly $ 6,000. The group plans to use the banner in the second leg of the 1/8 Champions League (Man City – Real Madrid), March 17.
“The content of the banner will probably directly protest against the UEFA penalty,” said Kevin Parker, Man City fans general secretary.
Man City fans also plan to recreate the passionate cheer ever in Poznan, Poland in 2010 (the match between Man City and Lech Poznan in the Europa League). But the difference is that instead of cheering, fans will turn away when the traditional Champions League song plays.
The opposition of Man City fans will not take place in the first leg against Real (February 25). They worry about just taking up a small part of the Bernabeu pitch and risking having their banner confiscated. Instead, they want to put their “protests” jubilantly at home.
Parker added: “We have no reason to stop supporting the club. We see the Financial Equity law as a way for elite clubs to protect themselves. They see Man City as a threat. They don’t want to see teams like Man City. We are like a working-class family in a labor-stricken area, winning the lottery and moving to a rich house, but then we are not welcome. “
Previously, Man City banned from Champions League
UEFA banned Man City from attending every European tournament in the next two seasons because of a “serious violation” of the Financial Equity law, announced Monday night.
UEFA says Man City has the right to appeal to the Sports Court (CAS). The club owner Etihad has announced that they will do so.