After succumbing to a derby day loss at the hands of bitter rivals Manchester United on Saturday, a match where City still looked nowhere near their defensive best, the players went out and celebrated Raheem Sterling’s birthday with a Great Gatsby-themed party – though John Stones’ antics angered a handful of supporters.
Manchester City take on Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday evening having already qualified for the knockout stage as group winners, with a few youngsters likely to cameo in the encounter.
Before that, though, Sterling and his City teammates celebrated the winger’s birthday in style in a season where he looks well-positioned to top his best goalscoring season for the club.
Despite this, a few fans took aim at John Stones following a clip of the party which surfaced online.
The defender appeared to be having a little bit too much fun, and plenty of fans think he could soon feel the wrath of Pep Guardiola.
Here’s what they said on Twitter:
Just by looking at Stones’ eyes you can easily tell that he’s drunk… Pep not going to be happy
— Real Talk Manchester City ⚽️ (@RealTalkMCFC) December 9, 2019
I’m all for the lads living their lives, but when Stones sloped off the pitch on Saturday looking like he was after an early pint after a game of Sunday League, I didn’t think I could lose any more respect for him. I was wrong. Stealing a living from City this lad.
— Gareth Healey (@garethmhealey) December 9, 2019
Can only assume Stones won’t be fit for Zagreb. 🙄
— Andy Man City Fan TV (@AviationBlue) December 10, 2019
Not the day after a shambolic performance. The game is gone!
— Paul Bent (@benibent84) December 9, 2019
We can only hope eh 🤞
— Mr Husky (@dannyje22) December 9, 2019
Probably getting ready for the party
— Raj (@rajhald87141056) December 9, 2019
Do you fear Raheem Sterling could leave Manchester City?
City fans, has Stones’ City career peaked? Let us know what you think below!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience