Last night was Vincent Kompany’s testimonial game. The match was organised to honour the legendary centre back and raise money for the homeless charity Tackle4MCR, which the Belgian started with Liverpool-born Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham.
The game honoured the Premier League winning defender in the most apt way possible as he was ruled out of his own celebration with injury. The match also served to highlight another aspect of City, their consistently embarrassing fan base. Five minutes into a game organised to honour their greatest ever captain, the Blues fans were singing about Steven Gerrard.
How utterly embarrassing. Just to be clear, Citeh: we aren’t angry, we aren’t upset, we aren’t the victims here – we are truly embarrassed for you and pity your need to mark your big night by giving us attention. Twitter has reacted to the chants.
Reds were quick to point out how apt it was that during a night meant to celebrate what it means to be City, they chose to dedicate their decibels to a Liverpool captain.
Vincent Kompany’s testimonial, a game where there’s a squad of City “legends” playing, and the first thing the City fans chant is about Steven Gerrard.
Couldn’t think of a better way to summarise them
— Josh (@KloppStyle) September 11, 2019
Liverpool outlets just outright cringed for the supporters in the stadium, pointing out how odd of a choice the song was.
There’s been some really bad ones, but I honestly reckon City fans singing ‘Steve Gerrard, Gerrard, he gave it to Demba Ba’ during Vincent Kompany’s testimonial has to be one of their most embarrassing moments of the past decade.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) September 11, 2019
Football enthusiasts noted how the decision exposed just how much heart the Premier League champions lack.
Club is absolutely soulless. Artificial club.
— Wesley (@PrimeXavi68) September 11, 2019
Twitter users thought it was an indication of just how far City have to come in order to match rival fan bases.
Might be because is the only song they know! No fans, no history, no songs! ZERO!!!!!!🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮
— renato costache (@CostacheRenato) September 11, 2019
Manchester United fans joined in with the condemnation, saying they weren’t surprised.
Was thinking the exact same thing. Typical small club mentality from them. Would expect nothing less.
— Calum (@UtdDrip) September 11, 2019
One fan hit the nail on the head with their tweet. Pointing out that City fans just aren’t cut out for the top level.
Imagine singing about Steven Gerrard at your biggest legend’s testimonial when the centerpiece should be Vincent Kompany.
Jst goes to show that clubs rising to relevance with money are riding a wave of insecurity with a rampant inferiority complex among fans#KompanyTestimonial
— Siddharth Gupta (@scorpion_sid2) September 12, 2019