Man held in derby racial abuse probe

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

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.

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