Over the last week, we have heard rumours that the Carabao Cup Final may be selected by the DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) as some kind of test event. This morning, Easter Sunday, the Government has confirmed this.
We know City fans will have many questions about the announcement. And we would like to provide answers. But we can’t. Because none of the decision makers have consulted with or even spoken to supporter groups at either competing club, or to the national fan organisation, ahead of today's statement. This not only displays a complete disregard for the fans, it risks undermining the confidence needed in how the event is being conducted. We are now focussed on getting hard facts about exactly what is being planned for the 25 April, and we will make a further statement as soon as we are in full possession of those details.