Manchester City have reportedly made a complaint to Liverpool over allegations that a fan spat at one of the champion’s backroom staff at Anfield.
Liverpool hosted Man City on their home turf on Sunday afternoon, a game which didn’t disappoint.
While we ought to be focusing on the brilliance of Mohamed Salah and Phil Foden in wake of the game, unfortunately there’s one particular news story doing the rounds that threatens to mar what ought to have been a memorable day.
As reported by Sky Sports, a complaint has been made which relates to an alleged spitting incident involving a Liverpool supporter and Pep Guardiola’s team in the dugout.
Manchester City have made a complaint to Liverpool about a supporter allegedly spitting towards members of their backroom staff.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 3, 2021
At this point in time the details are scarce and the claims are unproven, but with Man City having made a complaint in this manner, you fear that there might be an element of truth to what’s being alleged.
Spitting at people has never been acceptable, in football or society as a whole, with the COVID-19 pandemic making it even more contemptible behaviour.
We hope for a swift investigation into whether these claims are accurate, and if they do prove to be so, the punishment for the offender ought to be suitably serious.