WATCH: Manchester City stars choke down duck’s tongue, pig’s ear and chicken feet in Chinese New Year video
Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne, Joe Hart and Fabian Delph given taste challenge as club appeals to Chinese fans
WATCH: City stars balk at Chinese ‘delicacies’
Manchester City stars were given a taste of some of China’s more out-there ‘delicacies’ as the club tries to appeal to mainland fans.
“Is it bat?” asks Argentina striker Sergio Aguero as he nibbles gingerly at some duck’s tongue, while goalkeeper Joe Hart reacts with horror on realising he’s been eating chicken feet.
The video is part of a major promotion by the club – which is now part-owned by China investors – to appeal to mainland fans over Chinese New Year.
The club are an official sponsor of the city of Manchester’s CNY celebrations.
They are now offering official stadium tours in Putonghua, and announced that they will be touring China in the summer.
On Saturday, fans at the match against Leicester City will be treated to a lion dance and performances by Chinese acrobats on the pitch.