English Premier League side Manchester United has launched investigations into claims that a section of their fans was involved in racist abuse in their weekend match against Liverpool.
Reports from the UK tabloids claim that a spectator was ejected from Old Trafford in their Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool with a United spokesperson saying the club was aware of an incident “where an individual in the home section has allegedly engaged in racial abuse”.
The spokesperson added: “The individual was identified and ejected from the stadium. We are currently investigating the matter as a priority.
Values of the Club
“Racism and all forms of discrimination are completely unacceptable and do not reflect the values of our club.”
A Liverpool spokesperson praised United’s swift action and said the club would support “the strongest possible action being taken against anyone found to be responsible.”
United’s probe was launched as a series of clubs confirmed they were looking into similar allegations this coming after two men were arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault after Haringey’s FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie against Yeovil was abandoned with 64 minutes gone.
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