Two young Manchester City fans, one drinking from a bottle, in Erling Haaland jerseys with other fans outside the stadium

Manchester City bans sunscreen at Etihad Stadium, shocking cancer charity

Temperatures topped 30 degrees Celsius in parts of England over the weekend, but fans of Manchester City were still not allowed to bring sunscreen into their stadium for the team’s most recent game.

The sun was beating down on the crowd at the Etihad Stadium, during Saturday’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth, but according to City, fans were not permitted to bring any sunblock into the ground.

The club’s supporter services Twitter account flagged the importance of staying hydrated at the game, but when a fan asked if they could bring sun protection to the game, they were told no.

“We advise supporters to apply this before coming and to bring a hat and water,” the account replied, linking to a ‘Matchdays at Etihad Stadium’ page on their website that did not detail the sunscreen policy.

The account later tweeted that the city’s metro rail was struggling due to the heat, advising people to walk home from the afternoon game “where possible.”

Charity Melanoma UK jumped into the replies dumbfounded.


When one Twitter user pointed out that this was not a unique policy at major sporting events, the charity suggested a simple answer.

“Dispensers in all the stadiums,” it tweeted.