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Guardiola apologises for Manchester City's Liverpool song

Jake O'Donnell
Jake O'Donnell

03:30 17 May 2019


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Pep Guardiola has apologised if any offence was caused by videos of the Manchester City squad and staff singing about Liverpool on a private flight. 

Guardiola was speaking after the video of the Manchester City ensemble celebrating was circulated on social media.

The video caused controversy online as it showed the Manchester City squad signing a song that included a line about Liverpool fans being "battered in the streets" and being "victims of it all".

Some commentators theorised that the line was sung in reference to the attack on Seán Cox before Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Roma in April 2018.

Speaking in a press conference ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final, Guardiola said: "If someone was offended for another issue I am sorry we apologise but it was never our intention."

City initially denied the accusations that the song referred to the attack on Seán Cox, and Guardiola added: "It was not to offend the people about what happened in Hillsborough or the guy over what happened against Roma.

"You think, just for one second, you could imagine we try to offend about these tragedies of the Liverpool world? It's incredible."

"We were happy for ourselves. To win the Premier League is difficult against one incredible contender."

Guardiola also said that he was concerned the footage had been leaked by somebody who had been on the flight, and added: "You know my opinion over social media."

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