Manchester City’s players and staff have been filmed singing a disgraceful song about Liverpool after winning the Premier League title.
City beat Brighton on the final day of the season to finish on 98 points, one ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Whilst Klopp and City manager Pep Guardiola have often spoken about their mutual respect for each other and their incredibly-built sides, it hasn’t always been the case with both Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling taking digs at Liverpool in the recent past.
Now, a video has emerged on social media that shows Manchester City’s entire squad and coaching staff chanting their own version of Liverpool’s ‘Allez, Allez, Allez’ chant.
The players sing a highly disrespectful version, chanting “battered in the streets”, a reference to Liverpool supporter Sean Cox who was brutally attacked during last year’s Champions League semi-final.
The chant has been sung by City fans for some time, with the lyrics also including “Ramos injured Salah” (in the Champions League final last year), although City’s players have no hesitation in altering singing “Kompany injured Salah” instead.
— YourMCFC (@YourMCFC) 14 May 2019
“All the way to Kiev, To end up in defeat, Crying in the stands, And battered in the streets. Kompany injured Salah, Victims of it all, Sterling won the double, And the Scousers won f*ck all. Allez, Allez, Allez.”
They also refer to Liverpool as being “victims of it all”, with the term well-known for being a dig towards Liverpool supporters for the Hillsborough tragedy.
It’s hard to tell exactly which players were involved due to the blurry footage, however, the majority of the squad and staff seem to join in.
The footage has gone viral on social media with Liverpool supporters rightly appalled at how City have conducted themselves.
This is actually so embarrassing for players to be singing this. No class at all and if our players did this, it would break the internet and people would be coming out with "this is why no one wants you to win the league." Smh.
— Señor (@EnRouteAnfield) 14 May 2019
City players really sang “battered in the streets” regarding to Sean Cox and “Kompany injured Salah” Just after winning the PL title ahead of us.
You can spend a billion on a squad but you can’t buy class or respect.
— Samuel 🇪🇸 (@SamueILFC) 14 May 2019
Shit and absurd behaviour from shit Man City players
They must fuckin be banned and their fuckin club
They sing "Allez Allez Allez" " Kompany injured Salah"
— 🇪🇬 AⓂR 🇪🇬 (@ThePharao83) 14 May 2019
Holy shit. This is bad. PR nightmare. Professional footballers singing “battered in the streets” and “Kompany injured Salah”. Here’s your football saviours gents. https://t.co/GYEj5KfmZu
— Anthony Trantum (@Anthonyyyy_) 14 May 2019
Wow fucking sickening. They really sang the part of the song that says “and kompany injured Salah” sick cunts. https://t.co/VxVGjNQlVN
— Joe (@JoeBorghese1) 14 May 2019
‘Kompany injured Salah’ is a bad enough line for Man City’s playing squad to sign before you consider that the ‘battered in the streets’ line comes from a Liverpool fan being left in a critical condition.
At least these lads saved football though… https://t.co/WHYQe1BygH
— Olli Emmerson (@Oliver_Emmerson) 14 May 2019
It’s one thing to expect these types of chants from rival supporters, but to hear them being repeated so vehemently by professionals is staggering.