Manchester City slammed for showing a lack of respect for Chinese fans
Premier League Criticised by state media
Manchester City have been criticised in China for showing a lack of respect for their fans in the country while playing in the Premier League Asia Trophy.
The editorial continued: “For the Premier League champions, their appearance in China was nothing more than a commercial obligation, and their lack of enthusiasm and the indifferent treatment of their hosts stands in stark contrast to representatives of other clubs.
“An attitude of arrogance and the belief that they were the main attraction to the Premier League Asia Trophy was misplaced and stood in direct contrast to the other clubs.
“Wolves could not do more to engage with fans and even Newcastle, despite arriving under a cloud of off-field negativity, treated China with the utmost respect and dignity.
“Today those clubs leave China with a new-found respect and new fans; Manchester City leave China with neither.”