Former Manchester City player Mike Summerbee has refused to apologise after accusing Sky TV of favouring Manchester United over his club. the retired footballer admitted losing his temper live on air while watching City’s 2-1 defeat to United, but said he still believes that the broadcaster only sees the rival club.
Summerbee condemned Sky in his column for the matchday programme, saying he was sick of seeing Wayne Rooney’s winning goal which was repeated several times. He claimed that although it was clearly a special goal, he had too much of it as it was still being repeated on the channel the day after the Manchester Derby.
It is believed that senior officials at Sky have said that the 68-year-old City ambassador will not be invited on the channel again following his comments. Summerbee, however, claims he has had nothing but positive feedback from fellow City fans.
Summberbee claims that he was angered by the fact that his former club’s achievements both on and off the pitch are never recognised in the media. He added that he was proud of the way city played in the Old Trafford game and left the grounds feeling upbeat despite the defeat.