Manchester City leaders admit they have ‘lost sight of the club’s historic values’ as they email EVERY supporter individually apologizing for participating in the European Super League’s disastrous plot.
- Manchester City have become the latest side to apologize to its supporters
- Every fan registered with the club received a personal email on Wednesday evening
- City was part of the failed European Super League plot devised by 12 clubs
Manchester City has sent an unconditional apology directly to every registered supporter for their role in the infamous European Super League.
The letter, emailed to members individually rather than published on the official website, admitted that they had lost sight of the club’s values.
City, signed by CEO Ferran Soriano, said they ‘deeply regret’ the decision to join five other Premier League clubs and spoke of regaining confidence with their fan base.
Manchester City has sent a letter to each of its supporters signed by CEO Ferran Soriano (right)
Supporters had expressed their feelings about the club’s decision to join the Super League
“As you know, Manchester City has formally established the procedures for withdrawing from the group developing plans for a European Super League,” the letter read.
As always, when making choices and decisions, we keep the interests of the club in mind and we believed that participating in such an initiative could give us a voice that could be necessary for our future ability to succeed and grow . .
However, in making that choice, we did not remind ourselves of the unbreakable link between our fans’ passion and the right to the chance to achieve success.
It is a truth fundamental to Manchester City’s DNA and the board deeply regrets having made a decision that has lost sight of the club’s historic values. We made a mistake and sincerely apologize to our fans for the disappointment, frustration and fear caused in the last 72 hours.
The owners, chairman, board and staff are fully committed to ensuring that the club continues to make a meaningful contribution to the continued well-being of both the English and European football pyramids and associated leagues.
City were the first club to publicly confirm their withdrawal from the European Super League
“We will take the opportunity to regain the full trust of our stakeholders and the football family in general.”
City spoke with several stakeholders and staff this morning to organize the logistics of a unified response before communicating the apology.
City had received about 250 complaints from fans via email and letters since they were announced as one of 12 Sunday night escape clubs. The club is ready for an already scheduled meeting with fan representatives next week.
Kevin Parker, the general secretary of City’s official supporters’ club, praised Soriano’s sentiments.
Man City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan had initially approved the involvement
“I emailed Ferran on Monday reminding him that City should know it’s not good for City or football,” Parker said.
‘I thought that the staff we had on the playing side were uncomfortable. They have been selected not only for their amazing footballing skills, but also for their humanity and humility. They know that football is not about them, but about fans and the community.
‘What happened was not the club we have known since 2008. Something wasn’t right. It didn’t fit the ethos of the club we are today. I asked them to do the right thing and football will deny us that. ‘