Manchester City face disciplinary actions having been reported to Uefa after fans were heard booing the Champions League anthem on Wednesday at the Etihad stadium.
Manchester City fans regularly booed the Champions League anthem in protest over Uefa’s decision to fine them for breaching its Financial Fair Play regulations last year which saw them hit with a threatened 49m euro fine for breaching the rule.
European football governing body UEFA have confirmed that a case had been opened against English giants Manchester City following report from match delegate Geir Thorsteinsson at City’s 2-1 win over Sevilla.
Thorsteinsson who is the chairman of the Iceland FA, detailed the incident and disciplinary proceedings have now been opened, with the case set to be heard in November.
According to the BBc Sports, Manchester City may not be commenting on the issue. However, the club are expected to defend their fans at the hearing.
It is not the first time Manchester City supporters have voiced their anger against Uefa.
Last year a City fan group led a protest against European football’s governing body after 650 CSKA Moscow supporters gained access to the Khimki Arena for their Champions League game, despite the Russian club being ordered to play it behind closed doors.
CSKA were handed the sanction as punishment for a series of offences including racist chanting.