Following racial insults at the United players in the Manchester-United Manchester derby, a 41-year-old fan was identified and temporarily arrested on suspicion of "racially motivated public order disruption". The suspect is questioned. This is what Manchester police say.
Brazilian midfielder Fred was hit by an object during the game as he tried to set the ball in goal (67 & # 39;). In addition, he and Jesse Lingard were offended by a city fan with racist gestures. These can be seen on TV pictures and videos on social networks. A man apparently imitated an ape gesture there.
"Racism of any kind has no place in football or in society. I hope the arrest shows that we are taking the matter very seriously," Superintendent Chris Hall quoted in the police statement. He thanked the audience for the support.
The English football champions Manchester City had threatened in a statement with clear penalties. The club had a zero tolerance policy in the event of such incidents and had announced that it would investigate the incidents and cooperate with the police. "Anyone guilty of racist incidents will be locked out of this club for life," coach Pep Guardiola said.
United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær supports the process. "The incident was captured by cameras and he was never allowed to access the stadium again. The behavior is unacceptable," he said after watching the video. "It's not City's fault, it's his fault," Sunskjer is quoted in the British newspaper "The Guardian", among others.