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Manchester City face UEFA investigation for Champions League anthem protest

SoccerNews in English Premier League 22 Oct 2015

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Manchester City are to be investigated by UEFA over allegations that fans disrupted the Champions League anthem prior to Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Sevilla.

Sections of City fans often boo the anthem by way of protesting against Financial Fair Play rules put in place by UEFA in recent seasons, and European football’s governing body has decided to look into this latest incident.

UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with the case for the alleged “disruption of [the] competition anthem” on November 19.

City fans also remain unhappy with UEFA’s decision to ban supporters from last season’s clash with CSKA Moscow in Russia when many had already booked travel and accommodation.

The decision comes at a time when UEFA are without suspended president Michel Platini due to investigations surrounding an alleged disloyal payment made to him by outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter in 2011.

Blatter is also suspended, although both men deny any wrongdoing and have appealed the decision.

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