David May cancels party to celebrate City’s 35th year without a trophy

By on February 11, 2011

May lifts the Champions League trophy in 1999

Former United defender David May has cancelled a party in Manchester City Centre on Friday night to celebrate Man City’s 35th year without a trophy. The rivalry between United and City has intensified in recent seasons with the massive cash injection City have received and the defection of Judas Carlos Tevez to the blue half of Manchester.Police have already issued warnings to both clubs ahead of this weekend’s Manchester derby. May had been touting a party in the city centre the night before the match that he jokingly described as a celebration of Man City’s 35th year without a trophy.

May is involved in United Nights, an initiative which brings fans and former players together raising money for charity through admission fees to the parties and raffles for signed jerseys etc.

Advertising the event on his blog, May, commented: “The next United Night has landed perfectly, it is before the biggest game of the season, a title decider with city at Old Trafford in February. Hundreds of Reds getting together for a night they will never forget.” May went on to say, “We are also celebrating City not winning a trophy in 35 years!!! Ha Ha. See you there!!!!”

Following these comments both May and the bar at which the party was to be held received threats and as a result the event has been cancelled. May has since come out to publicly deny claims that he was taunting City insisting that his comments were meant as friendly banter.

May said: “It was never a party to celebrate City’s 35 years without winning any silverware. That mention was just a bit of banter. It’s disappointing because the majority of the proceeds were going to Christie Hospital and the United Foundation. It was an event for United fans from all over the world who were visiting for the derby. We raffle signed shirts, signed footballs and pictures and have auctions and most of the money raised goes to charity. My biggest gripe is that the charity won’t benefit now and people have jumped on the bandwagon and said I hate City which is totally wrong.”

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8 Comments

  1. Boris

    February 11, 2011 at 10:31 am

    David May’s biggest gripe is the fact that he’s been made to look an idiot and he’s lost out on making some money. The proportion of the evenings takings that would have gone to charity were miniscule anyway and the disappointed attendees to this farce are still welcome to make charity donations.

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  4. StevieBlue

    February 11, 2011 at 11:51 am

    David Who?

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  6. Name (required)Nez in whitefield

    February 20, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    To steviblue who said “David who” that would be David “I’ve won the league more times than city on my own” May, then wouldn’t it?

  7. Nez in whitefield

    February 20, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    To every bitter blue. The guy who has the rolling years flag on our stretford end is changing it to a digital clock as it’s costing him too much to reprint each year.

  8. Nez in whitefield

    February 20, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Manchester is RED Stockport is blue,
    The Berties are CRYING coz United scored TWO,
    But cheer up all you BITTERS
    Wipe away those Tears,
    Coz in another weeks time, it will be 35 YEARS !!!!!!!tra la la laaaaa we all hate city:-)

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