Embarrassed Manchester City bosses ban United shirts at the Eithad Campus construction site
Any workers at City’s new £120million training ground site wearing football shirts face face the sack
Construction workers on Manchester City’s £120million Etihad Campus have been warned they face the sack if they turn up wearing Manchester United shirts.
According to a labourer working at the 80-acre development all football shirts have been banned from the site which will become City’s new training ground.
This came after an incident last week where two Red Devil-supporting builders were ordered to remove their United shirts at the Ashton New Road development.
The labourer told the MEN: “Because the weather has been so nice a lot of the lads have been wearing football shirts. Some of those have been United shirts but on Tuesday two lads wearing United shirts were told to cover them up or get off the site.
“They asked why and were told that there was a no-football shirt policy. They said it was in the rules but it’s the first we’ve heard of it.”
He added: “We see a silver Land Rover giving people tours of the site and I think that the club may have been embarrassed by it.”
BAM, the construction firm building the new development are also carrying out random inspections to stop any United fans burying Paraphernalia in the foundations, according to the worker, although this claim has been denied by BAM.
He said: “It’s annoying a lot of the lads working there and you are now starting to see bit of ‘MUFC’ graffiti about the place.
“They are annoyed because builders always wear old football shirts. The site is in Manchester and so people are going to wear United shirts.”