Liverpool fans haven't forgot about Bernardo Silva's 2020 guard of honour snub
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Bernardo Silva's beef with Liverpool fans stems from him barely offering a guard of honour when they came to the Etihad Stadium in July 2020.
The 2019/20 season had been disrupted by COVID-19 and it ended up resuming in the summer, with Liverpool closing in on the title.
Their first league triumph for 30 years was confirmed when City lost 2-1 to Chelsea, Willian scoring a late penalty after a Fernandinho deliberate handball.
The newly crowned champions travelled to play City in their next game and likely still hungover from the celebrations, were smashed 4-0.
But it was the events prior to the game that caused outrage amongst Reds supporters.
Silva, who was a substitute for the clash, did not appear to follow his teammates in clapping Jurgen Klopp's side.
Instead, he looked disinterested and sipped his drink before heading back to the subs bench in a hurry.
Bernardo Silva is that dad who doesn't like you and barely acknowledges your presence when you come over to visit his daughter pic.twitter.com/ulnzHd2eCd— Alexis Monteith 🇯🇲🇮🇹 (@AlexisMonteith) July 3, 2020
City fans liked his actions but Liverpool supporters definitely didn't. A month later and after City were knocked out of the Champions League by Lyon at the quarter-final stage, Liverpool fans bombarded him with tweets.
In response, Silva branded the supporters "pathetic" and told them to "read a book".
He tweeted: "And to all Liverpool fans that have nothing else to do than to come to a Man City player account, I'm also sorry for you but for the wrong reasons...pathetic... go celebrate your titles, or try to find a partner, drink a beer with a friend, read a book... so many options!"
And to all Liverpool fans that have nothing else to do than to come to a Man City player account, I’m also sorry for you but for the wrong reasons...😂 pathetic... go celebrate your titles, or try to find a partner, drink a beer with a friend, read a book...🤦🏻♂️ so many options!😅— Bernardo Silva (@BernardoCSilva) August 16, 2020
But with the tweets still coming in, a day later he wrote: "I guess reading a book was a bit too much for you," he said. "Maybe just go for a brew."
On Sunday, Silva was involved in a clash with matchwinner Mo Salah, the two tussling before squaring up to one another.
It was at this point where Klopp fumed at Anthony Taylor's decision to not award a free-kick and received a red card for his antics.
Silva slammed the referee in his post-match interview, taking issue with the lack of consistency after Phil Foden had a goal ruled out through VAR as Erling Haaland was deemed to have fouled Fabinho in the build-up.
Liverpool fans mocked the Portugal international by adding the crying filter to his interview, which quickly went viral.