Vincent Kompany showed his class after Burnley won the league away at rivals Blackburn
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Vincent Kompany showed why is the one of the classiest men in football with his actions after Burnley won the league away at rivals Blackburn Rovers.
Burnley had already secured promotion back to the Premier League going into the game after a stunning debut campaign under their new man.
But they were presented with the chance to be crowned champions at Ewood Park and took it with open arms, with Manuel Benson scoring a superb second half winner on an iconic night for the Clarets.
The win, a response to a surprise 2-1 defeat at home to QPR at the weekend, took them to 95 points from 44 games.
There were wild celebrations afterwards, including a knee slide right in front of their fans behind the goal.
Kompany joined in but did not want his team to go overboard. When midfielder Josh Brownhill hoisted an inflatable trophy in the air in direct view of some Blackburn fans, with Nathan Tella also involved behind him, the Manchester City legend wasn't too fond of the taunting.
Footage from Sky Sports showed Kompany pushing his player away and ushering him towards his teammates.
He then put his hand up to the home supporters in apologetic fashion and was commended for remaining a class act.
Burnley players giving it to Blackburn fans… ultimate shithousing😂 pic.twitter.com/SKQn1oK5pW— Matt 🐝 (@mxtt_81) April 25, 2023
One fan said: "Kompany showed some class here, but that's what we've come to expect from him."
A second commented: "I keep trying to find ways to dislike Kompany but I just can't."
A third weighed in: "Pure class from Vinny, a true ambassador for anyone he represents. Would gladly take him as City boss someday, just hope he continues to have success and work on his craft!"
Another user added: "Little things like this and that make Kompany ooze in class fair play."
A fifth added: "Gotta love Kompany, what a manager."
A final fan opined: "You can just tell Kompany is going to be one hell of a manager."
Kompany has been linked with vacancies at Spurs and Chelsea in recent times but has affirmed his commitment to Burnley, who could amass more than 100 points if they win their final two games.
Reflecting on the title triumph, the former Belgium captain told Sky Sports: "For anyone who doesn't know what happens in this part of the world, this is a massive game, so there couldn't be a better, bigger game for us to win the league. It will be talked about for generations.
"I thought it was a template for us for things to come. This season, everybody's made so much of the football we've played, but today we've shown how we can grind it out. We defended so well."