Hulk: Not so Incredible
Porto issued a complaint to UEFA about the behaviour of Manchester City supporters on Wednesday night – for the heinous act of suggesting that their striker Hulk did not have super powers.
February 23rd, 2012
With tensions between the clubs already running high after City made a complaint that Mario Balotelli and Yaya Touré were racially abused at the Estádio do Dragão, Porto have now retaliated with a complaint over the conduct of fans at Eastlands.
Their objection? That City fans mocked their star striker, Hulk, and his sub-par performance with the chant “you’re not incredible!”
The chant got plenty of giggles from the home crowd at Eastlands but the humorous quip has gone down well with Porto, who failed to see the funny side after their 4-0 Europa League defeat. Instead, they have asked UEFA to open disciplinary proceedings on the grounds that the chant amounts to “unsporting conduct”.
What’s more, they deny that they are suffering from any sort of sense of humour bypass.
Rui Cerqueira, the club’s spokesman, said the matter would be reported on the grounds that City’s supporters had acted in an improper way. Hulk had also been targeted with chants of “cheat” because his tendency to look for free-kicks and Porto will claim he was the victim of unsporting behaviour that warrants an official investigation.
The allegations have been met with bewilderment at Eastlands, with many believing that this is nothing more than a tit-for-tat retaliation to City’s previous complaint.