Man City condemn ‘offensive chants’ about Sir Bobby Charlton following sad passing of Manchester United legend
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Man City condemn ‘offensive chants’ about Sir Bobby Charlton following sad passing of Manchester United legend

Oct 24, 2023

Manchester City have condemned offensive chants heard from a section of their fans about Sir Bobby Charlton.

The Manchester United sadly passed away at the age of 86 with the football world coming together to mourn an English legend.

Man City have condemned chants about the late Sir Bobby Charlton

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Man City have condemned chants about the late Sir Bobby CharltonCredit: Manchester United
The chants were heard in the concourses during Man City's win over Brighton

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The chants were heard in the concourses during Man City’s win over BrightonCredit: Getty

The incident happened during Man City’s 2-1 victory over Brighton at the Etihad Stadium, with some fans unable to put their club rivalry aside for the sake of a legendary figure.

The statement read: “Manchester City FC are extremely disappointed to have learned of reports of offensive chanting from a small number of individuals about Sir Bobby Charlton in some of the concourses of Etihad Stadium during half time of yesterday’s Premier League fixture against Brighton and Hove Albion.

“The Club condemns these chants in the strongest terms, and apologises unreservedly to the family and friends of Sir Bobby, and to all those at Manchester United.

“On this day of all days, when the stadium stood to pay tribute to our own legend in Francis Lee, Manchester City supporters should understand and appreciate as keenly as anyone the need for respect in our game.

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“Our security team are studying CCTV footage of the concourse areas.

“We are thankful to those who have already come forward to report this matter, and we continue to appeal for any information that can help us identify the individuals involved, so that we can take the appropriate action to issue banning orders.”


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