What Everton supporter banner said after Etihad fly-over during Man City vs Liverpool FC

The fly-over is believed to have been organised by Everton fans, with the banner also containing the hashtags #UTFT and #EFC – both linked with the Merseyside club. Sean Dyche&aposs side were deducted 10 points during the international break after breaching the Premier League&aposs profit and sustainability rules.

There was widespread outrage among Everton supporters for what is the most severe punishment in Premier League history, with frustration spilling over towards City. Pep Guardiola&aposs side are awaiting a verdict on the 115 charges they received in February.

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Everton fans decided to target City&aposs game against Liverpool for multiple reasons, not only due to the home side&aposs current charges. It&aposs showing on Sky Sports made it a high-profile affair, while the Toffees&apos game against Manchester United on Sunday will be in darkness.

Earlier in the afternoon, another plane with a banner that read &aposUAE – Free Ahmed Mansoor&apos flew over the Etihad. It is unclear who commissioned that particular fly-over, but the banner appears to relate to Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, who has been behind bars for more than six years.

Multiple human rights campaigners have urged for Mansoor to be released amid growing concerns regarding his treatment while imprisoned. City are owned by Sheikh Mansour, the vice president and deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates.

Speaking in October, Aya Majzoub, Amnesty Internationals Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said: When the Emirati government arrested Ahmed Mansoor in March 2017, it did not even try to hide the fact that it considered his crime to be directly related to the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression, accusing him of publishing misleading information that damage[d] the countrys reputation.

Since he was detained, the authorities have held Ahmed Mansoor in solitary confinement and denied him access to books, writing materials and basic hygienic items. This mistreatment is cruel and degrading, and, because of the extremely prolonged isolation from human contact, may amount to psychological torture.