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Manchester City’s title presentation was more like a surreal acid trip than anything we’ve seen in football before

City drew 0-0 against Huddersfield at the Etihad and then things started to get very weird

Rainbow colours, strange moon animals, loud trumpets.

We had to check we were still watching Sky Sports and not an intergalactic, mind-bending YouTube video when the post-match celebrations at the Eithad started.

The only thing that kept us sane was Graeme Souness’ stony face reminding us of basic reality.


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Pep was doing karate

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Pep was doing karate

After a truly drab game, Huddersfield managed to sneak a point which could be crucial in their battle for Premier League survival.

And while City didn’t break all the records they were tipped to in this one, they still have two more chances, and it was their chance to celebrate a brilliant season in front of their home fans.

But it was a very strange scene as everyone waited for the players to come out.

There was a band dressed in cosmic tie-dye t-shirts blaring out sunshine music on trumpets and saxophones to entertain the crowd, weird moon animals dressed in City’s baby blue danced along to the beats and there was a man dressed as a sumo running across the pitch.

We had to rub our eyes.

That wasn’t the end of it though, all we could see in the crowd was huge bananas being volleyed to each other.


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Have it my son

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Have it my son

Just as we thought the team would be coming out and bring us back from the colourful unicorn land, it was announced that Fernandinho had been taken for drug testing and we would have to wait a little more.

There were heartening scenes as what looked like every member of the Man City backroom staff was presented on the pitch before the Premier League trophy was brought out.

Then came the main event.

Pep Guardiola did a John Terry and put a City shirt on (no socks and shorts I’m afraid), and led the team out for the trophy lift, but in typical humble fashion, allowed the players to take plaudits.

To top things off and prove every one was completely obliterated on the winning feeling, the Premier League trophy was then knocked over while the players were collecting medals.

I don’t know what it is, but I love it.