Manchester City are facing a bizarre UEFA disciplinary charge after their fans booed the Champions League anthem on Wednesday night.
According to the Daily Mail, match officials reported the ‘disruption of competition anthem’ before City’s game against Sevilla at the Etihad Stadium.
A UEFA spokesperson has said the case will be heard by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on November 19.
It has become a tradition for City fans to boo the anthem, with many feeling the club was unfairly singled out for breaking financial fair players. Blues supporters were also angered by the governing body’s decision to ban supporters from traveling to Moscow for the match against CSKA last season after many had already paid for flights and accommodation.
The Russian club were being punished for racism but still managed to sneak some supporters into the game despite being ordered to play behind closed doors. City fans, however, were left out of pocket.
UEFA’s decision to act comes at a time when president Michel Platini is banned from football activities for 90 days, while an investigation continues into a payment of £1.35million given to him by FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, who is also suspended.