The brother of Sean Cox has condemned Manchester City players for making a disgusting song about Liverpool fans.
On the plane after defending their Premier League crown, City players were seen chanting: ‘All the way to Kiev, To end up in defeat, Crying in the stands, And battered on the streets, Kompany injured Salah, Victims of it all, Sterling won the double, The Scousers won f*** all, Allez, allez, allez.’
Manchester City, however, defended the players claiming the song in question was sung throughout the 2018-19 season in reference to the Red’s defeat in Kiev.
Video emerges of the Man City players chanting about Liverpool
Mocking the incident with Sean Cox, ‘battered in the streets’, the incident that left the man with life changing injuries
Football rivalry aside, this is disgusting from the players involvedpic.twitter.com/vZZUsv0tPg
— View of the Kop (@ViewOfTheKop_) May 14, 2019
Liverpool fans, on the other hand, interpreted it as referencing Sean, who was left fighting for his life after being attacked by a Roma supporter in April 2018.
And Sean’s brother Martin is furious with the City stars who sung the song. He told Radio City : ‘If I’m honest I’m disgusted. Singing and chanting those words, it’s like it gives the impression that it’s okay for people to carry out attacks like that on people in the streets.
“It’s a matter very close to our hearts and whether they say it’s about Sean or not, the first thing I think about is Sean being attacked.
“It wasn’t long ago that a Manchester City fan was attacked in Germany, so why they think it’s okay to sing songs about people being attacked on the streets when one of their own was attacked not long ago is very naive.”
Martin equally stated City players have tarnished their image suggesting footballers are role models.
“I feel like the players themselves have let their club down and the majority of their fans,’ he added. ‘Liverpool themselves have only acted in a dignified way since we lost the league last Sunday.
“The first thing our manager did was come out and congratulate Man City and their players. They congratulated City on having such a great season.
Heard this earlier. Thought Martin Cox spoke extremely well considering the vile chant about his brother, which has been trivialised by Man City. https://t.co/v9zBuiOBqF
— David Brindle (@dbrindle_) May 15, 2019
“I think they’ve tarnished themselves now by coming out with songs like that because at the end of the day they are professional footballers and they’ve only let themselves down and their club down.
“They’ve also sent out the wrong message. At the end of the day professional footballers are role models to kids and in this day and age every professional footballer will be media trained, so it is surely sending out the wrong message.”