Manchester United eject fan during Liverpool game over alleged racist abuse

21 October 2019, 15:49 | Updated: 21 October 2019, 17:10

Manchester United ejected a fan from the home end at Old Trafford during Sunday's clash with Liverpool over alleged racial abuse.

United say they are investigating the matter as a priority and it is understood police have been informed.

A spokesman from the club has said: "We are aware of an incident at yesterday's game where an individual in the home section has allegedly engaged in racial abuse.

"The individual was identified and ejected from the stadium. We are currently investigating the matter as a priority.

"Racism and all forms of discrimination are completely unacceptable and do not reflect the values of our club."

It is understood the situation could lead to an indefinite ban.

A Liverpool spokesperson said: "Liverpool Football Club takes all allegations of this manner extremely seriously and will support the strongest possible action being taken against anyone found to be responsible.

"At this stage it would be inappropriate to comment further on the alleged incident itself other than to welcome the swiftness with which Manchester United have launched an investigation and support their stance that racism and discrimination must be treated with zero tolerance."

This is one of a number of incidents of alleged racist abuse that happened over the weekend, including an FA Cup tie between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town which was abandoned after players walked off the pitch following abuse.