Manchester City Supporters’ Club general secretary Kevin Parker has urged the club to apologise to the fans and explain the decision to join the European Super League.
City, along with Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, announced their decision to join the closed-shop competition at the weekend but, having received 48-hours of continued backlash, the English sides stepped aside.
Fans remain furious about the move in the first place, holding the decision-makers to rights and looking to force change to ensure a similar situation cannot occur in the future.
Liverpool owner John W Henry issued an apology on Wednesday, the first of the big-six owners to do so, and City’s Supporters Club want answers from Sheikh Mansour.
“I’m delighted because we’re back where we were on Sunday morning, all the six clubs have pulled out of the Super League, we’re back where we were and we’re back with the status quo but it’s not quite as straightforward as that,” Parker told Sky Sports.
“There has to be some form of enquiry as to why this happens. This decision that was taken by City in particular went completely against the ethos of the football club since Sheikh Mansour bought them.
“Everything about it, the investment, has been fantastic, in the football club, in the community, building sports centres and communities, the City in the Community work worldwide, something when drastically wrong when this decision was made.
“I spoke to somebody quite senior at the club last night. The club released a very brief statement and they will definitely issue [more]. What we’ve asked for is an explanation as to why the decision was initially made, why the decision was then changed, the reasons behind that, we think we know them.
“Of course, City fans and football in general needs an apology.”