MANCHESTER CITY fans are raising £4,000 to protest against a two-year Champions League ban – with anti-Uefa banners and a “Poznan” at next month’s showpiece at home to Real Madrid.

The supporters club and the 1894 Group will stage a huge outcry before the Champions League last-16 return leg on March 17 over Uefa’s severe punishment for Financial Fair Play breaches that City deny.

 The Etihad could see a huge protest over Uefa imposing a two-year Champions League ban and £25m fine on Man City over FFP issues

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The Etihad could see a huge protest over Uefa imposing a two-year Champions League ban and £25m fine on Man City over FFP issuesCredit: PA:Empics Sport
 Man City fans are angry over Uefa's action, some even claiming Europe's traditional elite clubs are upset at being challenged

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Man City fans are angry over Uefa’s action, some even claiming Europe’s traditional elite clubs are upset at being challengedCredit: Getty Images – Getty

City fans are planning fierce protests beyond booing of the Uefa anthem, including turning their backs on it.

The Poznan involves fans turning away from the pitch, linking arms and bouncing up and down.

The Mail report City Supporters Club general secretary Kevin Parker as saying: “The banners will probably be pretty straight to the point about Uefa.

“We think the Poznan is the ideal scenario – something visual and everyone can get involved. It creates a positive energy and the team see it too.

“It’s been spontaneous in the past but this is probably the first organised one.

“The idea is gathering pace. Everybody do the Poznan: turn your back on Uefa and be together as one.

“Booing isn’t exactly right because it’s no different to before – and it also starts the game on a negative.”

More than £3,000 has already been raked in from a crowdfunding appeal for banners.

And Parker added: “We see FFP as the elite protecting themselves. They see us as a threat.

“They don’t want the likes of City. We’re the working-class family from Moss Side who won the lottery and went to live in Hale. We’re not welcome.”

 Man City fans do the Poznan in 2012

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Man City fans do the Poznan in 2012Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd



Meanwhile, it has also been suggested the Premier League could investigate Cityputting the title triumphs of 2012 and 2014 in danger.

If the Prem find Etihad chiefs broke rules over FFP rules, they could deduct points from past seasons.

The 2012-2016 period is thought to the timescale that could be investigated.

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