Man held in derby racial abuse probe
A 41-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in connection with allegations of racist abuse by a Manchester City supporter during Saturday’s derby at the Etihad Stadium.
The man has been named in reports as Anthony Burke, who, according to his since-removed
Facebook page, works for the construction company Kier Group.
Having tweeted on Saturday evening to say they were aware of a video circulating on social media appearing to show a fan aiming monkey chants towards Manchester United players during the Red Devils’ 2-1 victory, a spokesman for Kier confirmed yesterday that an employee had been suspended.
Greater Manchester Police revealed yesterday morning that a 41-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of a raciallyaggravated public order offence at the Etihad Stadium.