Manchester United fan arrested by police at Wembley


A Manchester United fan has been arrested after being pictured at Wembley in a shirt appearing to mock the Hillsborough disaster.

A photo of the supporter wearing a shirt reading ’97 Not Enough’ was circulated on social media during the FA Cup final between Man United and Man City.

The printed shirt appears to be a reference to the Hillsborough disaster back in 1989.

A total of 97 men, women and children died in the tragic incident at Sheffield Wednesday’s stadium before an FA Cup semi-final between Forest and the Reds.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed the supporter has been taken into custody.

‘We are aware of this and have worked proactively with officials at @wembleystadium to identify the individual,’ a Met Police statement read.

A Man United fan was pictured in a shirt appearing to reference the Hillsborough disaster

‘He has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence and taken into custody.’

Clubs have increasingly urged their supporters against taunting each other over tragedies.

Man United boss Erik ten Hag and Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp made pleas to supporters ahead of two clubs meeting in the Premier League in March.

It followed previous meetings between the two great rivals have been marred by sick chants about the Munich air disaster and Hillsborough.

The topic of ‘tragedy chanting’ has become prominent in recent months with supporters mocking their opponents over past incidents in which fans have lost their lives.

A Premier League working group was set up this year to tackle the problem, also involving clubs, the Football Association, English and the Football Supporters’ Association.

The working group is understood to have consulted the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to discuss what legislation could be used to pursue convictions against alleged perpetrators.






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