Police Arrest Man Over ‘Racist Gesture’ At Manchester Derby

A file photo of police officers in London on October 19, 2019. Tolga AKMEN / AFP


British police on Sunday arrested a 41-year-old man after a video posted on social media showed a supporter apparently making racist gestures during Saturday’s Manchester derby.

“Police were called to a report of a supporter making alleged racist gestures and sounds towards players during the Manchester City and Manchester United derby,” said Greater Manchester Police in a statement.

“A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order and remains in custody for questioning.”

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City pledged to take a zero-tolerance approach against supporters found to have subjected United players to racist abuse after the Premier League champions lost 2-1 to their local rivals on Saturday.

United midfielder Fred was hit by objects thrown from the crowd as he prepared to take a corner in the second half and footage on social media appears to show a City fan mimicking a monkey at the Brazilian.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said both Fred and Jesse Lingard had been “affected” by the alleged abuse.


Aguero Out For A Month With Hamstring Injury

AgueroManchester City striker, Sergio Aguero’sĀ hamstring injury, suffered on international duty, has ruled him out of action for a month.

The 27-year-old, who scored five goals in City’s win against Newcastle last weekend, lasted just 22 minutes of Argentina’s defeat to Ecuador.

Aguero could miss four Premier League games, including the first Manchester derby of the season on October 25 and two Champions League fixtures against Sevilla.

His absence leaves Manchester City with just Wilfried Bony as a recognised central striker. Nigerian youngster, Kelechi Iheanacho, is in the reserve.