Messi, Rooney sign for City?

2011-02-18 14:31

London - Greek side Aris Salonika were forced to pulp programmes for this week's Europa League tie with Manchester City after a spoof photograph showing an all-star City line-up was mistakenly included.

The Guardian reported on Friday that Aris officials searching online for a team photo of the English Premier League side inadvertently stumbled upon a doctored picture of an expanded City squad featuring virtually every star on the planet.

As well as City's usual line-up, the picture included, amongst others, Lionel Messi, Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres, Wayne Rooney and Kaka.

City officials spotted the error while attending a pre-match function in Greece, the report said.

Although City officials saw the funny side of the mistake, embarrassed Aris officials immediately called for all of the programmes to be pulped, the Guardian reported.

City assistant manager Brian Kidd laughed off the episode when asked about it on Friday.

"I haven't seen it but it was very good," smiled Kidd. "It is just a bit of fun. You have to laugh at yourself don't you?"

Where's Wally? And Rooney? And Messi?


  • Adams - 2011-02-18 14:57

    They even have Pienaar,2nd row back left.

  • donns - 2011-02-18 14:59

    Why isnt Benny Mcarthy there? - 2011-02-18 15:07

      he is....he's the guy in red and white kit

      Grant - 2011-02-18 15:37

      He's the guy with the leaf-print shirt...riiiight at the back!

      Japhta - 2011-02-18 15:39


      lenand40 - 2011-02-18 16:36

      He was busy having lunch

      Andy49 - 2011-02-19 22:32

      Photographer forgot his super-wide angle lens in the car. Also they weren't offered a super-sized Big Mac after the photo shoot.

  • Albo - 2011-02-18 15:07

    Hehe - is that Ronaldo next to Kaka??

      Chief Belebe - 2011-02-18 15:22

      Ibrahimovic, Steve G...hahaha. this one is a finisher.

  • Amelam - 2011-02-18 15:26

    Good one! Old photo of Rooney though - take when he still had hair.

  • mmadisha - 2011-02-18 15:31

    it is Iniesta not ronaldo next to Kaka

      Brevan - 2011-02-18 19:54

      Iniesta is on the left, it is Ronaldo on the right.

  • AjaxFiko - 2011-02-18 16:28

    You've got to admit, it is a well done photo.. .lol

      Mxhuma - 2011-02-18 19:08

      I agree.

  • A.K - 2011-02-18 19:32

    lol this is a classic!!!!

  • Wiseman - 2011-02-19 17:15

    Am very pleased to see Pienaar appear in the list of the top player. We are so proudy of you boy.

  • Thabiso Muzi Radebe - 2011-02-22 12:45

    where is our captain ARON "MBAZO MOKOENA... LOL

  • Thabiso Muzi Radebe - 2011-02-22 12:58

    where is our captain ARON "MBAZO MOKOENA... LOL

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