Winning the championship for the second time in three years by moving past Liverpool in the table on the final days of the season obviously got a lot of jokes and memes out of the system, both at the expense of the runners-up but also making fun of Manchester City, who to many represent a lot of what’s wrong with modern football.
Liverpool get plenty of flack: For failing on the final stretch after 11 consecutive wins. The loss to Chelsea, the draw with Crystal Palace and the weird affliction of Martin Skrtel who can’t seem to stop scoring own goals. As always, people wonder when they’ll actually win a league title; it’s been 24 years.
The jokes about Manchester City involve money, and Richard Wright. Money, for making it about a club that doesn’t have a very rich history and suddenly, thanks to support from the Arab Emirates, they seem like one of the biggest club in the world. It might be just envious fans, but it also might be about skipping ‘natural growth’ big clubs go through.
It’ll be interesting to see what UEFA decide when it comes to City’s infractions. Financial Fair Play is about punishing those rising too quickly by not caring if they lose money or not. That’s also something debatable, but for now, it seems City’s title win will be followed by some serious sanctions.