Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Fan charged over racist abuse at Manchester derby

Fred scored a penalty against Rochdale

A Manchester City fan has been charged with throwing racist abuse at Brazilian midfielder Fred.

Video filmed during a derby match appeared to show a man making monkey gestures at the Manchester United star.

Greater Manchester Police said they received reports of a fan making racist gestures at City's Etihad stadium on 7 December.

Anthony Burke, 41, is accused of a racially aggravated public order offence.

Mr Burke will appear at Salford and Manchester Magistrates' Court on 15 April.

source: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-51930291

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