17-year-old City Fan’s Blues: “Throw me out for smoking? But I don’t even smoke!”
One young fan left the City of Manchester Stadium last Sunday feeling more than a little disgruntled after being thrown out for smoking – despite the fact he claims never to have smoked a single cigarette in his life. 17-year-old Alex Blood has been a season ticket holder since City’s Maine Road days and says he’s a victim of mistaken identity but claims the club won’t listen and has banned him for three games. Worst of all, his mum intercepted City’s letter accusing him of being a smoker. Uh oh.