The club shared an image to its Twitter page featuring a number of players, including new league-record signing Jack Grealish, mocked up in the image of Peaky Blinders characters.
The other players in the image, however, are not from the area. Kyle Walker and John Stones both hail from Yorkshire, Phil Foden from Manchester and Raheem Sterling from London.
Responses to the post were quick to question the logic of a Manchester-based club making such an image.
“You’re a Manchester club, not Birmingham, pipe down will ya,” reads one reply.
“We sign ONE player from Birmingham and admin loses his mind,” wrote a different Twitter user.
“Peaky Blinders is set smack in the middle of a Birmingham City area. Small heath. Birmingham city used to be called small heath alliance,” pointed out another fan.
“Are Man City’s social media team just trying to score repeated own goals?”
“What on earth is this?” wrote one bemused supporter, while someone else commented: “Ungodly amounts of cringe.”
Peaky Blinders can be watched in the UK on Netflix, Sky Go and BBC iPlayer.
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