City skipper Kolo Toure has been listening to Blues fans and was pleased to repay the contingent that travelled to Fulham with a win and a group celebration afterwards.
Kolo made a point of taking the team over to the City supporters just after referee Lee Probert blew the whistle at the end of the vital win at Craven Cottage on Sunday.
And the captain has revealed that after listening and speaking to supporters at last Thursday’s fans forum, he was going to make sure that the lads acknowledged the support they always get on the road, whatever the result.
Kolo told mcfc.co.uk: “When I was at the evening with the fans at the stadium last week, they were asking that they could have more contact with us, and why were we not going over to see them especially at the end of away games?
“I thought they were right, and I promised to make sure that the next time we played away that it would happen. From now on, that’s what we will do, every time.
I could see how happy everyone was, and it should be normal for us to go and do that. Every side does it, and we should as well. I threw my shirt to the fans, as did a few of the other lads, I think it was a nice thing for everyone.
“It was a long way for the fans to go, and as players we need to appreciate that because they have to travel, leave their families behind and they make a big effort to support us. They show a lot of commitment and we have to respect that, and show the same commitment as well.”
Team and fans celebrated an important win that put City two points behind Spurs, but Kolo insists that the team must do the same regardless of the result.
“It’s nice to do it after a win, but even after a defeat or a draw we still need to go over to them. It does not matter because the fans have spent a lot of time and money to get there. Even at Fulham if we had lost I would definitely have taken the team over to them.”