Pep Guardiola tells Manchester City supporters to 'be happy' and not boo the Champions League anthem
Pep Guardiola has pleaded with Manchester City supporters to 'celebrate' being in the Champions League final and not boo the tournament's pre-match anthem.
City fans have made a point of booing the famous Champions League tune in recent years in a show of disapproval towards UEFA.
Antipathy against the organisation stems from a series of events that began when Porto supporters racially abused then-City striker Mario Balotelli during the 2011-12 season. The Portuguese club were fined under 20,000 for the incident.
Further anger followed just two years later when the club were found to have breached Financial Fair Play rules in 2014.
However, Guardiola wants the pre-match ritual dropped in Istanbul as his City side attempt to lift a first European trophy and clinch the famous Treble.