Porto Can’t Handle Hulk’s Hurt FeelingsBy: The Offside | February 23rd, 2012
Ah, 2011. When Porto still had that Europa League glitter and Andre Villas Boas was still moderately respected as a manager.
Here in 2012, things are different. Porto was just brutalized out of the EL in the first knockout round by Man City, and to top it off, they’ve gone all high school and reported Man City fans to UEFA for signing the Hulk isn’t incredible.
You’d think someone who deemed himself worthy of a superhero moniker could handle mild criticism.
The opportunity for Manchester City’s supporters was too good to pass up. Their team were on their way to a 4-0 win against Porto and the opposition had a striker going by the name of Hulk who was showing signs of frustration. “You’re not incredible,” the home fans sang.
Porto, however, have not seen the funny side. The Portuguese club are now preparing an official complaint in which they will ask Uefa to open disciplinary charges against the Premier League leaders – and they are denying it has anything to do with an apparent humour bypass.
Or perhaps this is simply a return volley to the claims of racial abuse of Mario Balotelli and Yaya Toure from the first leg. A matter of “We’ll launch something equally as absurd in your direction.”
High School. It never ends.