Why do Man City do the Poznan?
MANCHESTER CITY are closing in doing something special this season – and their fans are preparing to do the Poznan to celebrate.
Pep Guardiola‘s men are less than a handful of games away from securing a sensational treble.
PAMan City are closing in on a tremendous treble[/caption]
And should they do it, you can almost guarantee that the City fans will bring out the popular Poznan celebration.
But what is the Poznan and why do City fans do it?
What is the Poznan?
The Poznan is a football celebration that sees fans go shoulder-to-shoulder and jump up and down in unison with their backs turned to the field.
Several clubs in Eastern Europe claimed to have founded the celebration but reports suggest that Polish side Lech Poznan founded it.
And it is usually done when a team is dominating the match or they have won the game.
However, its first use is thought to have been as a protest against club management while supporting the team.
Why do Man City fans do the Poznan?
Manchester City first adopted the celebration on the night of October 21, 2010 when Emmanuel Adebayor scored a hat-trick on their return to European football.
The lively travelling 6,000 Poznan Lech fans unleashed their signature show of support.
But goals from Adebayor quickly saw City fans copy the popular celebration.
And it has now stuck and quickly became a new part of the matchday ritual.
GettyManchester City fans did the Poznan during their huge win over Real Madrid[/caption]
What other sides do the Poznan?
A number of different supporters participate in the famous Poznan celebration.
Celtic – Scotland
Ajax – Netherlands
Deportivo Alaves – Spain
Eintracht Frankfurt – Germany