Man City fan arrested at Etihad over ‘aeroplane gesture’ mocking Munich catastrophe

An arrest has been made after a Manchester City fan appeared to mock the Munich Air Disaster in the course of the Manchester derby.

Eight Manchester United gamers had been among the many 23 individuals who died within the 1958 tragedy, which continues to be marked on February 6 yearly. Among the survivors was World Cup winner Sir Bobby Charlton, who died in October aged 86.

During at the moment’s derby, which City gained 3-1, a person within the residence part was noticed making an aeroplane gesture within the path of the away followers. The clip was shared on social media and was broadly condemned.

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An extra clip confirmed the supporter in query being led away by police. Since the match, Greater Manchester Police have issued a press release confirming {that a} man had been arrested on suspicion of tragedy chanting.

The assertion learn: “During the Manchester derby, officers arrested a man on suspicion of tragedy chanting. Following reports made in the crowd, the man was promptly arrested by our officers.”

An particular person is led away by police on the Manchester derby, with police confirming an arrest has been made

City are conscious of the incident, experiences the Manchester Evening News. Last 12 months, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) steerage was up to date in a bid to fight tragedy-related abuse, outlined as when followers sing, chant or gesture offensive messages about disasters or accidents involving gamers or followers.

On the pitch, Phil Foden scored twice within the second half as City got here from behind to say an important derby win. The champions had been surprised by an excellent strike from Marcus Rashford after simply eight minutes however had been in any other case dominant.

Phil Foden celebrates hid second goal in the Manchester derby
Phil Foden celebrates hid second aim within the Manchester derby

Manchester United pair Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes react to Phil Foden's second goal
Manchester United pair Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes react to Phil Foden’s second aim

Their strain finally paid off as Foden levelled with a long-range effort within the 56th minute after which put his aspect forward 10 minutes from time. Erling Haaland, who missed a near-open aim within the first half, put the consequence past doubt in stoppage time.

Victory took City one level behind leaders Liverpool forward of the 2 sides’ eagerly-anticipated assembly at Anfield subsequent weekend.