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UK News Man arrested on suspicion of racism at Manchester derby

14:50  08 december  2019
14:50  08 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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During the second half of the Premier League's Manchester derby “We will continue to combat and educate against racism and discrimination.” A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offense, police said in a statement which did not name the suspect.

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Manchester United's Fred reacts after objects are thrown at him during the English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England Saturday Dec. 7, 2019. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Manchester United's Fred reacts after objects are thrown at him during the English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England Saturday Dec. 7, 2019. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Police were questioning a man on suspicion of racism on Sunday after a fan was seen directing abuse at Manchester United players during Saturday's Premier League game at Manchester City.

Manchester United's Harry Maguire, left, and Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus react at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira) © Provided by Associated Press Manchester United's Harry Maguire, left, and Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus react at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

The incident happened during the second half of United's 2-1 victory in the Manchester derby.

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MANCHESTER – Police on Sunday questioned a soccer fan who was arrested after being seen on camera at Manchester City's stadium appearing to “We will continue to combat and educate against racism and discrimination.” A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated

A man has been arrested after objects and racist abuse appeared to be targeted at Manchester United players during Saturday's derby . A 41-year-old man has been held on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order and remains in custody. On Saturday, a man was filmed apparently making

“Police were called to a report of a supporter making alleged racist gestures and sounds towards players during the Manchester City and Manchester United derby,” Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.

The force added that a 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offense and he remains in custody for questioning.

Manchester United's Fred reacts after objects were thrown at him during the English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England Saturday Dec. 7, 2019. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Manchester United's Fred reacts after objects were thrown at him during the English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England Saturday Dec. 7, 2019. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)

United players Fred and Jesse Lingard reported being subjected to racist abuse at the Etihad Stadium, including a fan performing an apparent monkey gesture.

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MANCHESTER , England (AP) — Police on Sunday questioned a soccer fan who was arrested after being seen on camera at Manchester City’s stadium “We will continue to combat and educate against racism and discrimination.” A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a racially

MANCHESTER , England (AP) — Police were questioning a man on suspicion of racism on Sunday after a fan was seen directing abuse at Manchester “ Racism of any kind has no place in football or our society and I hope this arrest shows that we are taking this matter extremely seriously,” said

“Racism of any kind has no place in football or our society and I hope this arrest shows that we are taking this matter extremely seriously," said superintendent Chris Hill of Greater Manchester Police.

Players react to items thrown by Manchester City fans during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira) © Provided by Associated Press Players react to items thrown by Manchester City fans during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

“We will continue to work with Manchester City and Manchester United Football clubs on this incident and will investigate any other lines of enquiries.”

Fred was seen crouching on the field holding the back of his neck after being hit by objects. The Brazilian midfielder spoke to the referee about the abuse and attacks.

“Thank God I have a lot of friends here in the locker room who hugged me, like Lingard,” Fred told ESPN. "I don’t want to think about it. I just want to move on.”

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