Due to “vile” chants about Bobby Charlton, the former Manchester United player, two juveniles have been suspended by Manchester City from attending games. The police have also been informed of their whereabouts.
Not long after Charlton’s 86-year-old death was made public, footage of the supporters shouting about him surfaced on social media at halftime of City’s Premier League match against Brighton last weekend.
“Manchester City can confirm that two minors have been identified in connection with the vile chanting heard at the Etihad Stadium during half-time of last weekend’s fixture against Brighton and Hove Albion,” the statement said.
Following that, the aforementioned people were barred from attending any home or away games, and Greater Manchester Police, who are looking into the situation, were given their information.
“Following the conclusion of Greater Manchester Police’s ongoing investigation, the individuals will be subject to the club’s official sanctions and bans process.”
The Manchester Derby between the two teams is scheduled to take place at Old Trafford on Sunday. Last weekend, City boss Pep Guardiola gave a special homage to Charlton.
The Spaniard expressed his regret to the Manchester United family, his family, and England.
“No one else can quite capture the essence of English football way these players and characters can. We extend our condolences, especially to his family.
“We will be present to pay our respects when we visit Old Trafford for a league game the following week.
“There are numerous reasons why I adore this nation, but one is the way they preserve the tales.
“They travel and are members of the club. Unlike anyone else, Sir Bobby Charlton was a unique representative of United and English football.