The English Football Association have taken the unprecedented decision of asking Premier League leaders Manchester City to play their remaining fixtures with just 10 men on the pitch. Football bosses are concerned that last year’s champions are going to “run away with it again” and this could cause fans of other clubs to lose interest.
FA chairman Simon Williams told a packed press conference this morning “We are asking Manchester City to consider the feelings of the other teams in the league.”
“What they’re doing is unfair and selfish. Scoring six against Southampton yesterday was the last straw. If they have any respect for their fellow professionals they will accept our request and put just 10 players on the pitch in their remaining fixtures. And maybe a blindfold on their goalkeeper. And make Sergio Aguero play in wellies. And kneecap Raheem Sterling.”
One journalist replied “But what about Liverpool? They’re in joint second place and many people are saying this could be their year?”
After a brief moment of silence the room erupted into hysterical laughter which lasted for several hours.