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Video: Furious Vietnamese fan burns Man City match tickets after being ignored by players at hotel

JJ Bull

Published 28/07/2015 | 17:12

A furious Vietnamese football fan's video has gone viral in his home country after he burned ten tickets to Manchester City's game against the Vietnam national team in his anger at the players.
A furious Vietnamese football fan's video has gone viral in his home country after he burned ten tickets to Manchester City's game against the Vietnam national team in his anger at the players.

A furious Vietnamese football fan's video has gone viral in his home country after he burned ten tickets to Manchester City's game against the Vietnam national team in his anger at the players.

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The fan carried out the rage-fuelled protest against players not paying him enough attention while he stalked them in their hotel.

Having allegedly waited for 12 hours to purchase the tickets, the supporter headed to the Man City hotel in anticipation of meeting some of the players and asked them to declare their love for Vietnam as they nervously made their way past him.

Unbelievably, not all of the players were as thrilled to meet the camera wielding maverick as he was to encounter them, with Samir Nasri failing to end a private phone call and Raheem Sterling deciding not to enter into any of sort of meaningful conversation with his new best friend.

The (translated) video description offers an insight as to quite why this pyro-vigilante is quite so upset:

"At the hotel, Sterling and the team had the opportunity to witness the passion of football fans in Vietnam. However, rather than respond to the kindness of supporters, stars coming from England proved quite chilly".

There is a distinct lack of enthusiasm from some of the unimpressed players in the hotel video, but Aleksander Kolarov does his best to appease the supporter by lending a hearty thumbs up. All David Silva can muster is to say "I love Vietnam" - as requested to several times - like the worthless dog fan's favourite that he is.

Since being published, the video has been shared throughout Vietnam to the point it has attained "viral" status; the definition for something being viral appearing to have finally been narrowed down to something between 60,000 and 100,000 YouTube views.

Some Vietnamese fans expressed their disgust at City's behaviour, pointing out that Arsenal appeared to be a lot happier to meet locals on their tour before the 2014/15 season.

With tickets to the Manchester City vs Vietnam game selling for £50 - the equivalent of two weeks wages for some - many were disappointed that the players' delight at being paraded like circus exhibits perhaps didn't match that of the people managing the books.

Telegraph.co.uk

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