Manchester City fans have been reacting to a post on Twitter which relays a report that claims UEFA are likely to take disciplinary action over last night’s Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish side drew 0-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano last night, meaning they are knocked out of the competition 1-0 on aggregate after losing last week’s first leg at the Etihad.
The second leg, however, descended into anarchy as former City defender Stefan Savic followed Jack Grealish inside the tunnel and attacked the substitute after the full-time whistle.
Pep Guardiola was showered by bottles raining from the stands as he ran down the tunnel after City’s goalless draw secured a semi-final date with Real Madrid.
Atletico central defender Felipe saw red after a tackle on Phil Foden which sparked a melee in one corner of the pitch. Felipe’s hack left the forward in a heap — then Savic’s aggression boiled over as he dragged the forward back on to the pitch before appearing to headbutt Raheem Sterling.
Savic and Grealish had exchanged words during that brawl – the former pulling the England international’s hair – but the hostility escalated in the tunnel.
Four local policemen, dressed in riot gear, rushed down towards the dressing rooms on a shameful night for the Spanish champions.
According to the Athletic UK, UEFA are likely to take disciplinary action over events at the end of the game.
The report was shared on Twitter by City Xtra and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters.
“100% they still fine us.”
“Watch us get heavier fines and punishments than Atletico..”
“i guarantee it now, they’ll somehow give us the worser punishment and if they don’t i’ll be very shocked”
“It was in Wanda Metropolitan whatever and the Atletico players caused the fights so we shouldn’t get fined any penny but considering UEFA’s agenda on us they’ll vandalise our chances in the Semi.”
“We didn’t retaliate that’s why UEFA cannot do anything against us.”
“Don’t be so sure. We could very well be sanctioned for not reacting! It’s UEFA after all.”
“People forgetting we’re playing UEFA’s golden boys in the next round.