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Manchester City News: Guardiola says City players' title celebrations were not intended to cause offence

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57   //    21 May 2019, 12:00 IST

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has defended his players after some of their celebrations in the wake of winning the English Premier League title drew criticism.

Footage showing City players apparently singing about Liverpool supporters being "battered on the streets" and "victims of it all" drew criticism from both a key Hillsborough whistleblower and the family of a fan left in a coma by a brutal hooligan attack.

Dr John Ashton, who played a crucial role in exposing emergency service failings in 1989, and the brother of Sean Cox, attacked last year by a Roma fan before Liverpool's UEFA Champions League semi-final, said City's songs were "unhelpful" and "inappropriate."

City beat Liverpool to the title by a single point, in what proved a fiercely-contested battle for this season's Premier League crown.

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