Man City 3-1 Leicester: 3 things FoL learnt

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Segregation line and tragedy chanting

I was sat almost right on the segregation line between the home and away fans and I was appalled to see the lack of separation between the two groups. The away faithful were only just over a metre away from Manchester City’s, with the only things separating them being strip of plastic fabric over one column of seats and several stewards.

I have no issue with a bit of ‘banter’ and back and forth between supporters, especially when Man City supporters were chanting ‘you’re going down’. That was funny and we embraced it by chanting back ‘we’re going down’. Although, most of the singing was just ‘banter’; as the game went on it became more heated and a few of the Citizens’ support went too far with offensive chants.

Some home fans were heard singing offensive chants about the 2018 Leicester helicopter crash, which led to Leicester City chairman Khun Vichai and four others losing their lives. A tragedy which shook the fan base and city – and still does to this day. Khun Vichai was an incredible man who did so much for our club and Leicestershire as a whole.

Tragedy chanting is something that has been going on for far too long, the most common example being in relation to the Hillsborough disaster, where 97 people tragically lost their lives. Tragedy chanting is wrong and something the Premier League are trying hard to stamp out of football. It’s disgusting to hear and it’s even more shocking when nothing is done about it.

After certain members of the MCFC faithful had finished their the disgusting chant, it obviously upset numerous Leicester fans who started to become angry and hurled abuse back towards home spectators and were subsequently then ejected from the stadium. The police on the segregation line didn’t appear to do anything about unacceptable chanting from home support.

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When speaking to a LCFC steward after the game, I was told that they had made the authorities aware about what was sang. However, in response the officiator was told that the present police hadn’t heard anything. This is something that needs to be eradicated from football before it gets out of hand. It’s also a shame to hear it at a team like Manchester City, who are one of the best in European football.