Manchester City Fans Wave ‘Free Pussy Riot’ Banners At The Game v. CSKA MoscoManchester City fans jumped on the opportunity of having a big TV audience and a match against CSKA Moscow to wave ‘Free Pussy Riot’ banners.

There were several spotted in the crowd and Peter Carr sent us this one on twitter.

Support is growing for the jailed ‘band’ with one of their members Nadya disappearing ten days ago, and with the World Cup looming in Russia there seems to be several flash points from the racism of  small sectors of the Russian fans to the Pussy Riot situation that is concerning  many people.

Interestingly, in another twist to the tale, it looks like the Man City security are trying to remove the banner – would they have allowed the banner to be waved it if had any other slogan  painted on it? Are Pussy Riot well known enough that even the security guards known who they are or is the order coming from above?

2 COMMENTS

  1. Security will remove any banner which isn’t directly related to football. I wouldn’t be surprised if the people involved were thrown out of the ground too. Premier League football is just a business, the clubs pay lip service with token outreach schemes but they have no real relationship with the communities in which they are based. Good on the City fans for trying this anyway.

  2. “A Uefa spokesman said “banners of political message or meaning” were not allowed at its games.”

    httpss://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-24834787

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