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
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