A clip of the incident, which clearly shows City’s mascot offer a hand to Villa’s who appears to casually ignore it, has gone viral after being viewed almost 400,000 times.

Some commenters have jokingly claimed that mascot should be charged by the FA for bringing the game in disrepute.

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez sparked a tsunami of criticism recently after he refused to shake hands with Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, whom he’d be found guilty of racially abusing earlier in the season.

However, there isn’t believed to be any bad blood between the mascots. The mistake is instead being put down to nerves.

Check out the video below:

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