Musician Noel Gallagher joined the enthusiastic Manchester City fans in San Diego, California, on Saturday, June 10, to celebrate the team’s first Champions League title against Italian side Inter Milan via Storyful.
Footage captured by Matt Pope shows Gallagher, best known as the lead guitarist for the rock band Oasis, surrounded by fans as they celebrate the winning goal and the final whistle. Fans broke into a rendition of the Oasis song “Don’t Look Back in Anger” when the game ended.
Gallagher was due to play a show with his band Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in San Diego later that day and told media that if the team won and striker Erling Haaland scored a hat trick, he would take the stage in his underpants. Luckily for Gallagher, Haaland did not score in the final.
The team was scheduled to parade the trophy through Manchester Sunday evening.
Noel had travelled half an hour along the freeway from the Barefoot Bar in San Diego where he watched Manchester City beat Inter Milan in the company of 200 shouting, screaming, crying, exulting, exiled Mancunians to the outdoor bowl where he is performing with his High Flying Birds. And a realisation has hit him.
‘It was an amazing atmosphere,’ he says. ‘It was the San Diego branch of the City Supporters’ Club and it was the closest thing I could get to being at the match.
‘I think I might have promised every single person in that bar that I’d put them on the guest list, which is going to be interesting when they all turn up.’
Gallagher’s US tour commitments meant he could not be in Istanbul to see the team, which he has supported since his dad took him to Maine Road when he was seven years old, win the Champions League for the first time and become only the second English side, after Manchester United, to seal the Treble.
Noel Gallagher in San Diego Supporters Club Bar celebrating Manchester City Treble Win 🏆🏆🏆
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