‘Racist gesture’ arrest man is bailed
A MAN arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence during the Manchester derby has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Police said investigations would continue. Anthony Burke, 41, a father from Wythenshawe, was arrested after Saturday’s match at the Etihad. He has now been released from custody after questioning, the force confirmed. United midfielder Fred appeared to have objects thrown towards him in the second half of the Premier League clash as he went over to take a corner. Television images then showed what appeared to be a supporter making potentially racist gestures as Fred walked away, holding the back of his head. The video was widely circulated on social media.
Players from both sides appealed for fans to stop throwing objects, before Fred continued the game. City said that anyone guilty of racist abuse will be banned for life.