Manchester City have denied accusations that their players celebrated winning the Premier League with a chant relating to Liverpool fan Sean Cox or the Hillsborough tragedy.
A video emerged on social media over the last number of days which appeared to show Manchester City players and staff singing an alternative version of the “Allez Allez Allez” song, which is typically sung by Liverpool fans.
Lyrics to the song makes reference to “crying in the stands” and being “battered on the streets” at last year’s Champions League final in Kiev, which Liverpool lost 3-1 to Real Madrid. It also contains the lyric “victims of it all”.
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City have denied that the chant in anyway relates to Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox who was attacked by Roma supporters ahead of the Reds’ Champions League game with Roma last season
In a statement a City spokesperson said;
“The song in question, which has been a regular chant during the 2018-19 season, refers to the 2018 UEFA Champions League final in Kiev. Any suggestion that the lyrics relate to Sean Cox or the Hillsborough tragedy is entirely without foundation.”
The accusations come in a trying week for the club, despite them winning this season’s Premier League, pipping rivals Liverpool to the title.
A report had emerged in the New York Times which outlined that UEFA would be recommending a Champions League ban for the club following the conclusion of a lengthy investigation into their financial conduct.