Describing it as their best idea yet, UEFA executives today revealed that they will remix the Champions League anthem with Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ in future in a bid to deter booing prior to games.
The governing body were criticised for fining Manchester City after their fans were found to have booed the anthem ahead of a game against Sevilla at the Etihad Stadium, and were quick in acting to prevent a repeat of the incident.
“The scenes at the Etihad in October were disappointing. While we’re still unaware as to the reasons behind the display of abuse, we feel that we have solved any potential issues by remixing the anthem with another anthem – Journey’s seminal 1981 hit Don’t Stop Believin’,” said an unnamed UEFA executive, adding that extensive research had found people incapable of doing anything other than “rocking out” to the “bitchin’ tune”.
The executive said that UEFA were unperturbed about the possibility of fans continuing to boo in spite the remix, saying: “Frankly, if there’s anyone out there inhumane enough to taint the holy vocals of Steve Perry by booing them then there’s little hope left for the game.”
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