Manchester City Hit Back At Porto’s Newsletter Criticising The Club And Guardiola: Manchester City responded to Porto’s allegations saying the claims were ill judged criticism.
The feud between Porto and Manchester City just refuses to die down. After taking jibes at each other ensuing the two’s 0-0 draw in the Champions League, the clubs have once again taken swipes at each other ensuing Porto’s allegations against Manchester City in their newsletter released ensuing the 0-0 draw.
Porto Make Sensational Claims Of The Referees Favouring Manchester City
Writing in their newsletter, The Dragoes Diario, Portu hit out at City’s manager Pep Guardiola, player Bernardino Silva and Fernandinho.
The letter, which was published by Portuguese newspaper A Bola, referred to Guardiola’s “bad disposition”, a clear swipe at the City’s manager claims of Porto playing only to defend in the recent showdown between the two clubs.
The newsletter also went on to berate Fernandinho of lacking class with Portu claiming that Fernandinho should have been given his marching orders during the encounter.
“There should have been a red card given to Fernandinho, who despite being 35 is a clear example that football money counts a lot, but it doesn’t buy class or notion,” the newsletter read
The newsletter didn’t stop there with the club also slandering Bernanrdo Silva. Silva would have previously played for Porto’s rivals Benfica in the Portugal league was lambasted as a racist in the newsletter as the club referenced his one match ban last season.
The newsletter said while talking about Silva “an opponent of ours who is known internationally for having been convicted of racism.”
Bernanrdo Silva was last year dished out a one match suspension and handed a 50,000 pound fine by the FA for his comment on counterpart Benjamin Mendy on Twitter. Silva had compared team-mate Benjamin Mendy to the character on a packet of Conguitos chocolates, a comment which was adjudged to have had racial concoctions by the sport’s governing council.
“This is not the first time that Porto have reacted badly”: City Reply To Porto’s Newsletters
The Premier League club was in no mood to just take the allegations lying down with the club berating Porto for their ill-founded and ill-judged claims.
City said replying to the allegations against them: “This is not the first time that Porto have reacted badly in circumstances like this. On this occasion it is the ill-judged and targeted criticism of some of our individual players and indeed our manager, which we wholly reject.
“The last season we encountered them, it was the denial by the club of clear racist behaviour of their fans for which they were investigated and fined. In this context, this latest outburst it almost as surprising as it is disappointing,” City went onto add as they reminded Porto of the fine they were sentenced to after Porto’s supporters had made racial chants towards City’s players.
Porto’s Conceicao Rips Into Guardiola
The recent war of words between the two sides follows a long ongoing fracas between the two sides. Porto’s manager, Conceicao had earlier in the week refuted Guardiola’s claims of his side only playing to defend.
“I would also be upset if I couldn’t win with the team he has and the budget he has,” Conceicao had gone onto say.
Porto and Sergio Conceicao had earlier in October claimed Guardiola of pressuring the officials and coercing them into giving decisions City’s way during Porto’s 3-1 defeat against City.