Manchester City’s captain Vincent Kompany has reacted angrily in the wake of their 2-2 with CSKA Moscow after some home fans appeared to gain access to the stadium despite the club currently being under a stadium ban, Sky
Sergio Aguero and James Milner put City into a commanding lead in Russia before the home side fought back to snatch the draw and leave their Champions League hopes hanging by a thread.
Tickets for the game were only handed out to media and representatives of the club after CSKA were punished for racist behaviour by their fans during their game away in Roma, but it was seen that a small number of fans managed to gain access to the ground to support the home side.
Speaking after the disappointing result Kompany vented his frustrations at the whole situation and felt the City fans had been unfairly punished for a crime they didn’t commit.
He said: “It was supposed to be a game without fans, but there were still 500 fans there, cheering them on.
“That is not a problem but I don’t understand where our fans are then. Why can we not bring our fans?
“I feel like the only team being punished here today was Man City. I think sometimes we need to speak up. It’s nonsense.
“They are the team that gone done for racism, not Man City. Why can’t our fans come?
“It didn’t affect us but fair is fair and maybe now is the time to say it, to speak up.”
After the game CSKA Media Director Sergey Aksenov insisted the club had nothing to do with the small pocket of fans that made their way into the stadium.
It had been suggested that the fans had influenced the referee’s decision to award the late penalty that pinned City back, but manager Manuel Pellegrini refused to comment on the situation.
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