Supporter ejected for alleged racist abuse during Manchester United v Liverpool

Manchester United ejected a supporter during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday because of alleged racial abuse.

The club are conducting an investigation and Great Manchester Police have been informed of the incident.

A United spokesman said: “We are aware of an incident at yesterday’s game where an individual in the home section has allegedly engaged in racial abuse. The individual was identified and ejected from the stadium. We are currently investigating the matter as a priority. Racism and all forms of discrimination are completely unacceptable and do not reflect the values of our club.” If found guilty, the fan could be banned indefinitely.

Somewhat ironically, the Premier League held its No room for racism campaign at the weekend which encouraged fans to report any abuse they heard at matches.

The alleged racial abuse follows a series of similar incidents that have taken place since the start of the season. At the end of August, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba suffered slurs on Twitter after they missed penalties against Crystal Palace and Wolves, respectively. Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham and Reading’s Yakou Méïté have also been racially abused on the social media platform.

On Saturday, Haringey Borough’s FA Cup with Yeovil Town was abandoned after two Haringey players, Coby Rowe and goalkeeper Douglas Pajetat, were victims of alleged racist abuse. Two men have been arrested in relation to the incident.


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