Former Aston Villa and Liverpool attacker Stan Collymore has called Manchester City fans a disgrace for booing Manchester City players at half-time in Thursday’s 4-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
Collymore believes the fans inside the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night should have got behind the Citizens, instead of booing them, after the side trailed Spurs 2-0 at half-time.
“Man City fans booing the team at halftime on Thursday night against Tottenham Hotspur – what a disgrace!” Collymore told CaughtOffside.
“I’m not sure if there’s a new generation of champagne City fans who have only ever experienced top-quality football and win after win, or not, but on what planet are those fans who booed living?
“They’ve got arguably the best squad in the world and are managed by arguably the best manager in the world. Yes, they were down 2-0 at halftime, but with a whole second half still to play, get behind the team – don’t boo them off the pitch. Let’s be honest – it wasn’t like Spurs had dominated them for 45 minutes.
“I have played against City when they were at Maine Road and back in those days, the crowd were raucous. It was really intimating at times, so historically, they’ve had great fans, so I don’t know what happened last night, but it was way too reactionary. They’re supporters of the defending champions and of a team who are still very much in this season’s title race. Madness!”