Wednesday 15 May 2019

Man City deny 'Allez' chant sung by players & staff mocking Liverpool relates to Sean Cox or Hillsborough

A video has surfaced on social media showing members of the squad and backroom staff on board a plane singing about their title rivals

Manchester City have denied that a video featuring players and staff singing a song that mocks Liverpool relates to Sean Cox or the Hillsborough disaster.

Footage has surfaced online of members of the playing squad and backroom team chanting a parody version of 'Allez Allez Allez',  a song adopted by Liverpool supporters that was frequently heard at Anfield during the 2018-19 campaign.

The altered version of the song, that is filmed on board a plane, presumably transporting City players and staff from Brighton after their Premier League title triumph on Sunday, mocks Liverpool as "victims of it all" and that they're "battered on the streets".

City have, however, denied that the lyrics relate to Reds fan Cox, who was violently attacked outside Anfield prior to last season's Champions League win over Roma,  or the Hillsborough disaster.

Instead, they claim that the song relates to Real Madrid's victory over the Merseyside club in 2017-18 that saw them the lose the Champions League final in Kiev.

"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," a City spokesperson said.

"Any suggestion that the lyrics relate to Sean Cox or the Hillsborough tragedy is entirely without foundation."


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