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CL: Manuel Pellegrini wants Man City fans to boo UEFA anthem

Manchester: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is happy for the club's supporters to boo the Champions League anthem, he said as long as it continues to bring them success.

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini
Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini

City's supporters have jeered the music, which is played before every Champions League game, ever since a group of CSKA Moscow fans managed to attend a game against City in October 2014 despite the Russian club being ordered to play the match behind closed doors over racism offences.

Financial Fair Play sanctions from UEFA have also turned City's fans against European football's governing body and Pellegrini will not mind if they continue to voice their discontent in quarter-final second leg against PSG.

All about superstition
'It depends if you are superstitious or not,' Pellegrini said. 'If you are superstitious, we continue winning when they boo the hymn of the Champions (League). I don't know if they will do it.

'It's important to have a good game and try to avoid all those unnecessary things. 'I think that we will have a full capacity. The fans, maybe for different reasons, have not been 100 percent in this European competition. I think they will do it now.'

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