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The Etihad Stadium is hosting Soccer Aid 2021, as opposed to the usual Wembley Stadium venue that fans are used to seeing.
England take on the World XI on Saturday night in the 10th anniversary of the charity event, with legends such as Wayne Rooney, Rivaldo and Roberto Carlos representing the footballing background, mixed with popular celebrities such as Olly Murs and James Arthur.
The Etihad usually houses Premier League champions Manchester City, who have built up a reputation for struggling to sell out their home allocation on match days.
However, the charity event has sold out, which has led to fans brutally mocking Pep Guardiola's side online.
Despite the glamorous football that Guardiola's men display, they regularly fail to sell out the Etihad, even with the tickets on general sale, whereas purchasing tickets for their rivals such as Liverpool and Manchester United are a much tougher task.
This occasion hasn't reflected well on City, with fans enjoying themselves at the Premier League champions' expense.
One twitter user wrote: "More people have genuinely bought tickets to watch Lee Mack play football than the £1billion squad City have built."
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Another user said: "This might be the most tickets ever sold for a game at the Etihad."
One fan brutally teased: "Soccer Aid can sell out the Etihad but City tickets are on general sale every week."
And one viewer really didn't hold back: "Yeah but the atmosphere in the Etihad is worse than a funeral, and a lot of away fans buy tickets in the home areas of the Etihad because it’s not hard to do so."
It's true that the event is of interest to many different people due to the variety of the celebrities on show, but it really doesn't reflect well on City.
- Manchester City FC
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