Manchester City, who won this season's Premier League title after a dramatic 3-2 win over Queen Park Rangers, have apologised to Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson for Argentinean striker Carlos Tevez's controversial "RIP Fergie" banner.
During City's victory parade along with thousands of fans, Tevez was photographed displaying the controversial banner, which could have very well been a reply to Ferguson's famous "Not in my lifetime" response in 2009, when he was asked whether the Red Devils would ever be the underdogs against City.
Roberto Mancini sought to quell the controversy by issuing a "sincere" apology to the Manchester United manager.
"The creation of the tasteless material is in itself reprehensible and in accepting and brandishing it, Carlos has made a significant error of judgement," said a City spokeswoman, according to Sky news report.
"The club wishes to express its sincerest apologies to Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United Football Club for any offence or distress caused", added the Spokeswoman, according to The Sun.
However, Manchester City and their proud fans did not let this small incident get in the way of their long awaited celebrations.
The city, which saw nothing but the colour blue, was full of happy enthusiastic generations of City supporters, who will remember this day for the rest of their lives.
Every City player, coach, staff and fans will have their own versions of stories to tell.
Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko, who scored City's equaliser against QPR, says that he had mixed emotions during their dramatic game against the Hoop, which saw them clinch the Premier League Championship on goal difference in unforgetable 3-2 thriller.
"We had the best and worst five minutes in our lives.I think it was an incredible moment after we scored the third goal, but before it was very hard." games throughout the season," BBC quoted Dzeko as saying.
City captain Kompany, who kept on playing in the second half despite suffering from a pulled calf muscle, says his team never gave up hope in spite of being aware of Manchester United's results.
"We knew Manchester United were winning but always said we had to focus on our game. We knew we had to win.For all the club legends and fans who have waited so long, I'm so, so happy," BBC quoted Kompany as saying.
City boss Mancini says that he is very proud of his players.
"I think we should be proud of these players because they did everything for you (the fans) - they wanted to win this championship for you," ESPN quoted Mancini as saying.