Paddy Power studied the reaction of the Manchester City fanbase to the Premier League giant’s UEFA Champions League defeat in the all-English final against Chelsea in its latest edition of ‘Fan Denial’.
City supporters reached for various expletives after suffering heartbreak in Portugal but Paddy Power chose to focus on the public’s response to seeing football fans journeying overseas again.
One football fan, Sarah, posted on social media, ‘I have to say, it’s almost quaint to see Britons abroad again’, to which another, Philip, replied, ‘shouting at each other in the sunshine’, and another tweeted that ‘nature is healing’.
As City fans nervously awaited kick-off, one fan pleaded, ‘please make us proud tonight’, and another announced that he had quit his job, to which a fellow Sky Blues support reassured him: ‘Will all be worth it though when we finally lift the trophy and Pep is crowned the greatest football manager of all time.’
City narrowly missed out on another piece of silverware after Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne had to withdraw from injury mid-way through the second half with City fans observing the ‘emotion of De Bruyne as he’s forced off’.
Chelsea, meanwhile, were crowned champions of Europe for the second time courtesy of Kai Havertz’s first-half strike, but City fans were left dismayed, posting on social media: ‘Can’t believe we changed our whole system to counter this average Chelsea side.’
One fan joked that ‘Selena Gomez put in a better performance in the Champions League final than Man City’ and another emphasised ‘Manchester City could have won the FA Cup and the UCL to complete an unprecedented quintuple. Chelsea saved football again!’
Source: PaddyPower YouTube Channel