Man City fans have rushed to the defence of Sergio Aguero after the forward clashed with Wigan fans who invaded the pitch following their club’s shock 1-0 defeat to the League One side in the FA Cup fifth round last night.
Will Grigg’s 79th minute strike wasn’t the only talking point in the game, with tensions boiling over in the tunnel at halftime between the two managers and an unsavoury pitch invasion at the end by Wigan supporters.
In the fracas after the full-time whistle, Wigan fans goaded the visiting supporters in front of the away stand, objects were thrown between the two sets of fans and City fans were seen tearing up the advertising hoardings which lined the pitch.
Most shocking of all, though, was the Argentine striker’s altercation with a Wigan fan who harassed Aguero as he tried to make his way off the pitch. Aguero responded by chasing the fan before being held back by a teammate, and even appeared to swing a punch.
The FA are now considering starting an investigation into the ugly events at the DW Stadium, and are not ruling out possible punishment for the Man City player.
City fans were not having any of it, though…
If Aguero get punished for the assault, than Wigan should play behind closed doors in the quarterfinal for not controlling the audience.
— Bjørn-Helge Vik (@bhelgevik) February 20, 2018
Wigan fans attacking Aguero, do you stays calm when someone attack and spat on your face? Aguero has the right to defend himself.
— Eng.IBRAHIM ALWABEL (@CitizenFc) February 20, 2018
Brian Clough was revered for once punching one of his own fans, a nostalgic story told to celebrate his eccentricity, from what I saw Aguero did what anyone would do when attacked, should he react by chasing him? No, but emotions run high and not worst ever saw at a game is it?!
— Matthew Doherty (@Matthew210387) February 20, 2018
Fans shouldn't have been on the pitch , the fans don't go on there is no issue! Everyone can enjoy the moment and the opposition players can get back in dressing room. Fan should be banned not Aguero
— Luke Tanker (@LukeTanker) February 20, 2018