‘They look like nightclub bouncers’: Fans react to Manchester City’s daring outfit choice ahead of the Champions League final against Chelsea … as players drop traditional suits in favor of all black with tucked-in T-shirts
- The Manchester City players looked unusual as they inspected the Estadio Dragao field ahead of the Champions League final against Chelsea.
- They wore black T-shirts with smart pants and shoes before the game
- Their look has been compared by fans to that of ‘nightclub bouncers’ on Twitter
- A Twitter response described them as belonging to an ‘Italian mafia family’
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Manchester City broke with convention by dropping the traditional cup final and tie for a sharper sartorial choice for Chelsea.
But the players’ attire of black tucked-in t-shirts, slacks and dress shoes drew comparisons to social media ‘nightclub bouncers’.
Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Benjamin Mendy and Co wore the look as they inspected the field at Porto’s Estadio Dragao ahead of the Champions League final.
The Manchester City players paired black T-shirts with trousers and smart shoes as they looked around the Estadio Dragao in Porto ahead of the Champions League final
The City players decided against cup finals or tracksuits because of their pre-match attire
Sergio Aguero (left), Gabriel Jesus (second left), Aymeric Laporte (center) and Ederson (right) have the all-black look as they inspect the field before facing Chelsea.
While a City fans Twitter account noted that the dressy look was “ fresh, ” others joked that they looked like doormen in a nightclub.
“Looks like nightclub bouncers,” commented one user, while another joked that it looked like they were “checking IDs.”
Another replied, ‘Fresh? They look like they are part of an Italian mafia family. ‘
Fans responded with humor on Twitter, comparing the all-black clothing to ‘nightclub bouncers’ or an ‘Italian mafia family’
Mind you, Chelsea players also shunned the formal look as they looked around the stadium in club tracksuits.
The all-English final on Saturday night is eagerly awaited, as Chelsea want to win the Champions League for the second time and City for the first time in their history.
There is a reduced crowd of up to 16,500 attendees at the Estadio do Dragao in northwestern Portugal, with about 12,000 fans from both sides, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Chelsea players went for the club tracksuits as they looked around the stadium before the game
White tracksuits and blue shorts were the order of the day for the Chelsea players
They included City superfan and former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, who was seen on the field before kick-off.
He said, ‘I got here about three hours ago. It just might be one of the best birthdays ever. It’s our first final. I’m building it. Being an all English finale, the taxi driver abuse will be relentless if we lose.
‘The gaffer has the shape for it. I’m surprised (Raheem) Sterling is starting. I’ve been asked how it feels all week. I’ve been supporting our team for 47 years. I watched us win one trophy until the Abu Dhabi group took over.
(Is it bigger than Glastonbury?) Absolutely. It will be a very tight game. If Man City shows up at our best, we can beat Chelsea at their best. ‘
Ex-Oasis star Noel Gallagher was pictured at the stadium ahead of the Champions League final
About 12,000 British fans descended on the Estadio do Dragao in Porto before the game
Gallagher was also involved in a witty exchange with former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher on live TV.
Reds icon Carragher serenaded Gallagher out of tune with the Liverpool anthem You are never alone for the musician’s birthday.
Noel then quipped, “Mate – that’s worse than any of your own goals,” much to the laughter of Carragher and ex-City defender Micah Richards.