Skincare charity SLAMS Man City for telling fans sunscreen is BANNED in the stadium.. but the club claim it was an ‘administrative error’
MANCHESTER CITY has been slammed by Melanoma UK after it banned fans from bringing sunscreen into the stadium.
Fans were reportedly not allowed through the turnstiles with sunscreen in City’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth despite temperatures reaching 32 degrees.
But City insisted fans were allowed sunscreen inside the floor, as well as a 500ml bottle of water.
The club add that a tweet from City Supporter Services stating otherwise was an administrative error.
When asked on social media if fans were allowed to bring sunscreen, City replied: “Sunscreen will not be allowed at the entrance to the stadium.
“We advise supporters to apply it before coming and to bring a hat and water.”
The club’s stance has come as a shock to Melanoma UK, a charity which offers help and support to people suffering from melanoma, a form of skin cancer.
Melanoma United Kingdom replied by saying“Really? You won’t let sunscreen into the stadium? What’s the explanation? You need to be aware of the increase in skin cancers and the danger of UVA & UVB?
“I’m not here to criticize, but it’s very worrying. Glad to work with you on raising awareness. Many footballers have had melanoma.”
City also drew criticism from their own fans, some of whom called on them to reconsider the ban.
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One fan wrote: “Seriously? On a day like this I think you need to urgently rethink.
“The lower level of the east stand is going to be soaked in 30 degree heat all afternoon and you’re telling people they’re NOT ALLOWED to bring sunscreen? We have to bake there for 2 hours without shadow ?
Another added: “As someone who has had skin cancer from a severe sunburn this is a terrible approach.”
And a third said: “Another example of how PL clubs don’t care about fans. It’s all about the money. Absolutely disgusting.”