Why are man city wearing black armbands today


Manchester City will be wearing black armbands today in order to pay their respects for the passing of former Tottenham defender Anton Walkes[2]. The Premier League and EFL will also be showing their respects for Walkes over the course of the weekend in a number of ways, including a minute's applause before matches and the wearing of black armbands[2]. The news was announced on Thursday evening that the Brazilian legend had passed away in his home country due to a tragic boating accident[2].

Walkes only made one appearance for Tottenham, in a League Cup game against Gillingham in 2016 before leaving the club two years later[7]. Fans are also laying floral tributes to him outside Charlotte FC's Bank of America Stadium, and many other teams in the EFL and MLS are planning on paying their respects in the coming days[6]..


  1. https://twitter.com/ManCity/status/409336348907028481
  2. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/manchester-united-city-black-armbands-25866275
  3. https://www.facebook.com/manchesterunited/photos/the-players-will-wear-black-armbands-during-todays-game-as-a-mark-of-respect-to-/10154701198632746/
  4. https://www.eurosport.com/football/premier-league/2022-2023/pele-premier-league-and-efl-clubs-to-wear-black-armbands-as-mark-of-respect-for-brazil-legend_sto9293946/story.shtml
  5. https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/12/28/why-are-leeds-wearing-black-armbands-against-manchester-city-mystery-explained/
  6. https://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/news/tottenham-anton-walkes-death-manchester-26024931
  7. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11654823/Anton-Walkes-Tottenham-pay-tribute-Charlotte-FC-star-black-armbands-Man-City-game.html
  8. https://www.sportsmole.co.uk/off-the-pitch/chelsea/news/chelsea-to-wear-black-armbands-for-attenborough_173070.html

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