"Man City Fans" Put Banner Against Puma - Here Is Why

On Saturday, an image appeared on social media showing off a banner on the bridge over Alan Turing Way (which is next [on the way] to Man City's stadium) that was coming evidently from City fans criticizing Puma. However, while it first appeared as Man City fans would be against Puma, a research reveals that the club was almost certainly used for a political message.

Banner Against Puma Because Of Brand's Sponsoring Of Israel Football Association

The banner reads "Love City. Hate Puma". This message, however, was not put on the banner because of Puma's Manchester City kits or its (products but because Puma is also sponsoring the Israeli national football team.

In fact, the message likely comes because of the political organization Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) [Israel], a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality.

BDS says that "Global sportswear manufacturer Puma is involved in violations of international law and human rights. Puma is the main sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which includes teams in Israel’s illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land."

Fans who first did not why the banner was put up could not understand why City fans should be against Puma - the Citizens' supporters are mainly happy with Puma's work for the club.

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