Man City fans boo Premier League anthem ahead of Aston Villa game
After Manchester City were charged over more than 100 alleged breaches of financial regulations, fans booed the Premier League anthem.
Manchester City fans booed the Premier League anthem ahead of kick-off in Sunday’s game against Aston Villa.
City have been accused of over 100 breaches of financial regulations between a period of 2009 and 2018.
Their first match since those accusations came to light saw them host Villa at the Etihad Stadium, where the league’s anthem – which is played before every match in the competition – was roundly booed by the home supporters.
Pep Guardiola, who gave an impassioned defence of the club this week, received a huge ovation as he made his way out of the tunnel for what was his 250th Premier League match in charge of City.
City fans have previous for jeering at anthems, with supporters routinely giving the same response to the Champions League’s music after they were accused of breaching UEFA’s financial fair play rules.
They eventually managed to overturn a ban from European football and instead paid a €10million fine.