Manchester City have confirmed they’re working with Greater Manchester Police as they appear to determine the fan who appeared to racially abuse Jesse Lingard on the Etihad on Saturday.
Manchester United midfielder Fred went to take a nook in entrance of the City followers and was hit with an object thrown from the stands.
Lingard then went over in the direction of the nook and a spectator was seen to make monkey gestures in the direction of him.
A statement from the membership learn: ‘Manchester City FC are conscious of a video circulating on social media which appears to present a supporter making racial gestures throughout the second half of the match towards Manchester United this night.
‘Officials from the Club are working with Greater Manchester Police so as to assist them determine any people involved and help with their enquiries.
‘The Club are additionally working with GMP relating to an occasion of objects being thrown onto the sphere of play.
‘The Club operates a zero tolerance policy regarding discrimination of any kind, and anyone found guilty of racial abuse will be banned from the club for life.’
Manchester United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer mentioned of the incident: ‘I’ve seen it on the video, Fred and Jesse taking cash from the City followers after which there’s this not so clever fella chanting racist abuse to my two gamers.
‘I hope the authorities will deal with it because he shouldn’t be watching soccer once more, not reside anyway.
‘We have to stamp it out. We keep talking about it every single week. He should not be allowed back into grounds, that’s so simple as it’s
‘It’s [racism] day by day, we’re speaking about this, now we have to stamp it out.’
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola added: ‘I support the club and they’re going to work to keep away from it taking place once more.’
Former Man City and England defender Micah Richards informed Sky Sports: ‘It’s troublesome becaus esocial media is so massive these days, possibly 10 years in the past that wouldn’t have been seen.
‘Incidents like this keep recurring and recurring and recurring, you can’t blame the entire floor, you’ll be able to’t blame Manchester City, it’s one fan that appears like he’s been caught.
‘It’s troublesome, I really feel that we’re in an age now that everybody ought to have the ability to be themselves and never be judged by the color of their pores and skin or their gender or something like that.
‘It seems that we’re having petty conversations about the identical factor and for me it’s disheartening.’