Manchester City fans have reacted on Twitter to Sam Lee’s hilarious take on the EFL Cup draw after the club were matched with another team outside the top-flight.
There have been conspiratorial murmurs emerging following a succession of cup draws that have seen City pitted against notably inferior opposition in both domestic and European draws.
Now, with a draw against Oxford United, City are looking finely poised to claim another triumph in the competition.
In their route to the final last time out, the Citizens met with two teams outside of the top tier, with Oxford being one of them.
The season prior, City got another favourable draw in the semi-finals, playing Bristol City over two legs.
However, fans have reacted to Lee’s joke and laughed off talk of a potential fix.
Lee said: “I think it’s time there was an investigation into these draws. It’s quite clear every club in the country has fixed them to avoid playing City.”
In a tongue-in-cheek take on the growing trend, Lee provoked plenty of reaction on Twitter.
One City fan claimed that other supporters class the cup as “meaningless” and shouldn’t care anyway.
Here’s how some fans reacted to The Athletic journalist’s tweet…
But “some teams” have made it clear the cup is meaningless. And, this, in the fixtures, “let’s just give it” to those who are showing some real interest in it.
— Frank H. (@hail_frank) October 31, 2019
Berting of the highest order there, Sam. pic.twitter.com/mjWg1ujRvn
— WendyWoo 🐝 (@wendy1704) October 31, 2019
Apart from Oxford who want seconds
— Bern (@AquinasSaidIt) October 31, 2019
Apart from Wolves, Oxford, Leicester and Shaktar 😂
— Jon Henshall (@jon_henshall) October 31, 2019
This should be looked into 😂
— kayode oluwasanmi (@MKSanmi) October 31, 2019
this is a good tweet
— Steven (@StevenMcinerney) October 31, 2019
— Linda Holden (@linda_holden767) October 31, 2019