‘You’re a disgrace!’ – Former Premier League striker hits out at Manchester City fans

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In an exclusive interview with CaughtOffside, Stan Collymore has hit out at Manchester City fans who booed their side after they went 2-0 down to Tottenham in the first half. 

Manchester City eventually put Tottenham Hotspur away 4-2 in their Premier League game on Thursday. But it didn’t get off to the best of starts for Pep Guardiola and his men.

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They conceded two sloppy goals in quick succession, first from Dejan Kulusevski and then a header bundled over the line by Emerson Royal.

As the teams made their way into the dressing room at half-time, boo’s rained down from the Etihad in reaction to the Citizen’s poor performance.

Former Premier League striker, Stan Collymore has hit out at these ‘champagne fans’ labelling them as a ‘disgrace’.

“Man City fans booing the team at halftime on Thursday night against Tottenham Hotspur – what a disgrace!” he told CaughtOffside.

“I’m not sure if there’s a new generation of champagne City fans who have only ever experienced top-quality football and win after win, or not, but on what planet are those fans who booed living?

“They’ve got arguably the best squad in the world and are managed by arguably the best manager in the world. Yes, they were down 2-0 at halftime, but with a whole second half still to play, get behind the team – don’t boo them off the pitch. Let’s be honest – it wasn’t like Spurs had dominated them for 45 minutes.

“I have played against City when they were at Maine Road and back in those days, the crowd were raucous. It was really intimating at times, so historically, they’ve had great fans, so I don’t know what happened last night, but it was way too reactionary. They’re supporters of the defending champions and of a team who are still very much in this season’s title race. Madness!”

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