Manchester City’s title winners have been filmed mocking Liverpool by appearing to sing a vile song referring to Jurgen Klopp’s side as ‘victims’ and their fans being ‘battered on the streets’.
Ilkay Gundogan, Kyle Walker and Vincent Kompany are among the City players who can be seen passing around the Premier League trophy as they celebrate beating Liverpool to the league title, while chanting to the tune of the famous Kop song ‘Allez, Allez, Allez’ can be heard in the background.
On the plane after their 4-1 victory over Brighton they appear to sing a song chanted by City fans this season: ‘All the way to Kiev, To end up in defeat, Crying in the stands, And battered on the streets, Kompany injured Salah, Victims of it all, Sterling won the double, The Scousers won f*** all, Allez, allez, allez.’
The ‘battered in the streets’ lyric seemingly refers to attacks on Liverpool fans in Kiev ahead of last year’s Champions League final against Real Madrid.
Some Liverpool fans online interpreted it as referencing Sean Cox, who was left fighting for his life after being attacked by a Roma supporter on a street outside Anfield prior to a Champions League semi-final first-leg clash last season, in April 2018.
Manchester City insist that the song in question was sung throughout the 2018-19 season and refers to the final in Kiev. They say that any suggestion that the lyrics relate to Sean Cox or the Hillsborough tragedy is entirely without foundation.
The word ‘victim’ has long been associated with fan tragedies involving Liverpool supporters and the use of the word in the song prompted a reaction online, however City remain adamant that the chant is no way referencing disasters such as Hillsborough.
The Hillsborough Survivors Association tweeted Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore and the FA, saying: ‘Taking this from fans is one thing but from @ManCity players is a disgrace.’
Liverpool would not comment when contacted.
Manchester City players singing “Allez, Allez, Allez” after winning the Premier League 😂😂😂😂 #AllTheWayToKiev pic.twitter.com/eblrEF9nCr