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Hart calls on supporters to make City proud



Joe Hart has issued a rallying call to City fans ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby.

The City keeper is excited about the visit of United, and has called for fans to play their part at the Etihad Stadium. 

But after the disappointing scenes at the end of last season’s clash, when United defender Rio Ferdinand was struck by a coin, Hart has also warned that fans should be sensible and conduct themselves in the right way.

Joe said: “The derby is one of the most anticipated and exciting games in world football. As players, we are all looking forward to Sunday, and we know that the fans will be too.

“The home support is so important for us, and I know they will be like an extra man for the team on the day. As always, we need our fans in full voice, but we also need them to respect the occasion. 

We want everyone to enjoy the game but be sensible too.

...Joe Hart...


“There were incidents last year which no-one wants to see repeated. The eyes of the world will be on this game as usual, and I’m confident our supporters will do the Club proud.

“Our fans are the best in the world and we want you to show your passion for the Club, but in the right way.”

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