Man City criticised for refusing to allow sun cream at the Etihad

Man City criticised for refusing to allow sun cream at the Etihad

August 14, 2022

Manchester City insist sun cream was NOT banned at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday as temperatures reached 31C… as they claim tweet from the club’s official account saying so was an ‘administrative error’

  • Manchester City played Bournemouth on Saturday in sweltering conditions
  • Supporters were told on Twitter not to bring sun cream to the match
  • They were instead told to put sun cream on before leaving to attend the game
  • Skin cancer charity, Melanoma UK, have slammed the club’s decision
  • They can’t understand the logic behind the decision, labelling it ‘very worrying’ 
  • City have now insisted that fans were allowed to bring sun cream to the ground 

Manchester City have insisted that sun cream was not banned from the Etihad Stadium on Saturday after being criticised by a skin cancer charity for a tweet that the club put out ahead of kick-off.

City’s supporter services team responded to a fan’s enquiry on Twitter prior to Saturday’s Premier League match against Bournemouth, where temperatures reached 31C, by saying: ‘Sun cream will not be permitted on entry into the stadium.

‘We advise supporters to apply this before coming and to bring a hat and water.’

Players were permitted to take drinks breaks in both halves due to the sweltering conditions

However, fans were told not to bring sun cream to the match despite the extreme heat

However, Sportsmail understands that City were actually happy to allow supporters to bring sun cream, and that the tweet that was sent out as an administrative error. 

Melanoma UK, the country’s leading melanoma patient organisation, branded City’s initial tweet ‘disappointing’ and ‘very worrying’.

It said: ‘Really? You won’t allow sunscreen into the stadium? What is the explanation?

‘You must be aware of the increase in skin cancers and the danger of UVA & UVB? Not here to criticise, but this is very worrying. Happy to work with you in awareness. Many footballers have had melanoma.

The conditions were difficult for the players, and Melanoma UK criticised City for the tweet they sent out ahead of the game with regards to sun cream

‘Your supporter services team have got this wrong.

‘You cannot expect a stadium full of fans (many of them children) not to have sunscreen with them.

‘Help protect them – link up with someone who can provide the sunscreen inside the stadium. This is so disappointing.’

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