Manchester United has shown zero tolerance for racism at Old Trafford and made an example of the guilty party.
There was an incident at OldTrafford, in the game against Liverpool on Sunday.
Not that anyone outside of the stadium or watching on TV would have known.
A Manchester United fan shouted racial expletives at Liverpool player Trent Alexander-Arnold.
According to the Telegraph, the person is accused of shouting “you f—— black c—” at the 21-year-old during Sunday’s 1-1 draw.
The stadium stewards wasted no time in acting and ejected them from the grounds immediately.
Manchester United launched an investigation and used CCTV to identify the person, clarify and corroborate the facts.
The clubs ticketing and database system was used to them locate the offender.
While Greater Manchester Police have been informed, the club has taken the swift steps to enforce an indefinite ban on them from Old Trafford.
Today, the club confirmed the guilty party had been identified,
The club statement read:
“Racism and all forms of discrimination are completely unacceptable and do not reflect the values of our club.” United said in a statement.
“Following our investigation into the alleged incidence of racist abuse on Sunday, we have issued an indefinite ban to the individual involved.”
“This individual is not welcome at Old Trafford.”
“We want to reinforce that we will continue to take strong action against anyone who we identify has engaged in racist or discriminatory abuse, either online or at our matches.”
The England match against Bulgaria being suspended twice for racial chanting, slurs and gestures from the crowd.
As sad as it is that such things still happen in modern-day football, bravo to Manchester United for publicly tackling and punishing this kind of behavior.