“Man City 1 Stoke 2”
This entry is accompanied by an arrow with the word “tradgedy” (yes, that spelling… *sigh*) pointing to the scoreline.
Oh, and drawn fingers doing “the V’s” to Stoke.
Flicking the V’s – two fingers facing forward, thrusting up and down at your antagonist has long been a peculiarly-English gesture of abuse.
It is also used as a sign of defiance against authority.
Or football referees.
It is often accompanied by a rude verbal phrase, naturally ending in the common word “off”
If Man City’s Division 1 title hopes were close to being undermined, worse was to follow just a few days later….