Plenty of Manchester City fans have responded to a tongue-in-cheek tweet from the official Twitter account of Bundesliga club Schalke 04.
The Gelsenkirchen-based outfit outlined a number of reasons as to why fans of Premier League clubs should lend them their support for the remainder of the Bundesliga season, which resumes this weekend, and reminded City fans of a previous meeting between the two sides (via @s04_en).
— FC Schalke 04 (🏠) (@s04_en) May 11, 2020
The teams met in last season’s Champions League round of 16 and the second leg at the Etihad Stadium was a memorable one from a Manchester City perspective. Taking a 3-2 lead back with them from Germany, Pep Guardiola’s side ran riot at home, sticking seven past their beleaguered visitors without reply to complete a 10-2 aggregate romp (as per BBC).
The Premier League champions also have a couple of ex-Schalke players in their ranks. Manchester City signed Leroy Sane from the Bundesliga club in 2016 while Ilkay Gundogan, a native of Gelsenkirchen, was a youth player at Schalke before he became a professional footballer.
Will you support Schalke 04 for the rest of the Bundesliga season?
These City fans on Twitter loved Schalke’s tweet and agreed to throw their weight in behind the German club for the rest of the Bundesliga season:
Reporting for duty 💙🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/BHSqJtW1mO
— Matt Jones (@MPJMCFC) May 11, 2020
also thanks for Sane
— Jann-Fiete Arp (@ArpJann) May 12, 2020
That’s it I’m sold, I’m a @s04_en fan from now on!
— Steve Cunningham (@cunlaa) May 12, 2020
Schalke it is….
— John Hanley (@b4ldyblu3) May 12, 2020
I had a brilliant time last year. Your fans were great! I’m with you!
— Neil (@mancityneil) May 12, 2020
— City Till I Dieee (@thagodyoseph) May 12, 2020
Deal done 🤝🤣
— KDB & Aouar FC 〽️‼️(on loan at @sO4_en) (@ali_nw17) May 12, 2020
Schalke it is then
— Phumi ♡ (@PhomelloMCFC) May 12, 2020
Man City fans, will you be supporting Schalke for the next few weeks until (or if) the Premier League resumes? Comment below with your views!
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