Man City star labelled 'class' for what he did vs Brentford amid Walker and Maupay spat

The attention was on Kyle Walker and Neal Maupay after the fixture. (Image: Getty Images)The attention was on Kyle Walker and Neal Maupay after the fixture. (Image: Getty Images)
The attention was on Kyle Walker and Neal Maupay after the fixture. (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images
One Manchester City star spotted a Brentford fan in tears at the Gtech Community Stadium on Monday.

The fallout from Monday night's meeting between Brentford and Manchester City at the Gtech Community Stadium has centred around an apparent spat between Neal Maupay and Kyle Walker. However, while the players bickered, one City star was praised for his 'class' action to a Bees supporter.

Brentford took the lead against the Champions in the first half through the ever-charismatic Maupay but couldn't hold on as Phil Foden bagged a brilliant hat-trick in West London. Tempers flared in the closing moments of the match with Maupay and Walker locking horns as the referee and managers got involved.

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The City full-back was furious at something said by his opponent and complained to referee Jarred Gillett and fourth official Stuart Attwell with The Daily Mail teaming up with a lip-reader to report that the issue centred around comments over the defender's children - Walker hit the headlines last week when issuing a public apology for cheating on his wife and fathering children with another woman.

Both Pep Guardiola and Thomas Frank refused to comment on the altercation after the match in cagey press conferences but the spat continues to make headlines on Tuesday.

The attention was on Kyle Walker and Neal Maupay after the fixture. (Image: Getty Images)The attention was on Kyle Walker and Neal Maupay after the fixture. (Image: Getty Images)
The attention was on Kyle Walker and Neal Maupay after the fixture. (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

Amid all the controversy, Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez was earning plaudits for how he treated a Brentford fan. Picked up by popular X account Football Away Days, it reported: "When Julian Alvarez spotted a young Brentford fan wearing an Argentina shirt last night, he climbed into the stands, hugged the young fan, and gave him his shirt. A moment the young lad will never forget!"

Alvarez, an Argentine international who won the World Cup in 2022, was labelled a 'a true ambassador of the beautiful game' and a 'class act' online for taking the time to visit the young fan. Meanwhile, others did pour scorn on the idea of home fans fraternising with a side that had just beaten them on their own turf.

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Another X user added: "Lovely, simple gesture like that is great, just a little something to brighten someone's day/life. How hard is that, like a smile, a nice word! Let's all try a good deed today, and life for some would be a little better than if they hadn't."

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