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Manchester City supporters have the right to boo the Champions League anthem to express their dissatisfaction with European footballand’s governing body, manager Manuel Pellegrini has said.
UEFA launched disciplinary proceedings against City under regulations concerning the andquotdisruption of the competition anthemandquot after fans jeered while it was played before the Premier League cluband’s 2-1 home win over Sevilla on Oct. 21.
andquotI think everyone has the right to boo or protest on different things,andquot Pellegrini told reporters before Tuesdayand’s return game in Spain. andquotIf they boo then they feel thereand’s something UEFA is not doing right.andquot
The Chileanand’s comments come in the wake of club captain Vincent Kompany describing UEFAand’s investigation as andquota joke.andquot
andquotThere is nothing holy about the Champions League anthem,andquot the Belgium defender had said.
We have played many games in Europe where there has been racial abuse — we have had to put up with it.andquot
Cityand’s fans are frustrated with UEFA over the organizationand’s decision to play a Champions League match against CSKA Moscow behind closed doors last year because of a series of offences, including racial abuse, from the Russian cluband’s fans.
City supporters who paid to travel to Moscow for the game were not compensated by UEFA, while some CSKA fans were reported to have attended the fixture.
City supporters are understood to have regularly booed the Champions League anthem over the past year.
UEFAand’s disciplinary body will consider the case against City on Nov. 19 and a charge could follow.

SOURCE: TODAY’S ZAMAN

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