THE referee of Manchester City’s match against Barcelona has said he favoured the Catalan team because they are much better.
Swede Jonas Eriksson said: “Giving Barca a penalty and a City player a red card helped the match to the right result.
“Barcelona are not only a team with a long and proud history, a unique relationship with their fans and attractive shirts, they also play like angels.
“City, in contrast, are an oil money vanity project with no connection to their heritage whose presence in Europe will be as baffling to future generations as that time Blackburn won the Premier League.
“I’m thinking of sending off the entire City team in the second leg, then we can all enjoy the passing magnificence of Barca unsullied by opposition.”