Red and black Blues!
- 17 January 2011 10:48
- Posted by David Clayton
City take on Leicester City on Tuesday night in the FA Cup third round replay – and we want our fans to turn the City of Manchester Stadium into a sea of red and black in honour of Neil Young.
Almost 5,000 City fans turned the tie at The Walkers Stadium a fantastic tribute to Young by wearing red and black scarves and doing ‘The Poznan’ dance after 24 minutes – the exact time Young slammed home the winner in the 1969 FA Cup final.
Young, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer recently, is said to be hugely proud and honoured by the City fans’ tributes – and this is a chance to give him an even bigger lift
...Tribute to Youngy
So tomorrow evening, we want supporters to wear red and black scarves, red and black retro shirts or just red and black clothing – hopefully Neil will be able to watch the images live on TV – or else the club will ensure he has a DVD of the evening’s events.
The club will continue to support fundraising towards Neil by contributing £5 from the sale of each red and black retro City shirt sold at the CityStores and there will be a collection for Neil and the cancer treatment centre he has attended before the game.
Tickets are priced at just £15 for adults and £5 for kids and are now on OPEN sale.
A big crowd is expected with 6,000 Leicester fans travelling up for Sven-Goran Eriksson’s first return to City since leaving the club in 2008.