Manchester City Fans Sing Controversial Bobby Charlton Chant: Club Releases Statement
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Manchester City Fans Sing Controversial Bobby Charlton Chant: Club Releases Statement

22 October 2023
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Manchester City Fans Sing Controversial Bobby Charlton Chant: Club Releases Statement

Disgrace on the Pitch

Manchester City has unequivocally condemned the offensive chants made by a small group of its fans in reference to the late Sir Bobby Charlton. The club's official statement, released in response to the incident, emphasizes its deep disappointment and offers sincere apologies to Sir Bobby's family and friends, as well as to the Manchester United community.

The incident took place during Manchester City's Premier League match against Brighton, with several fans engaging in inappropriate chants. A video of one such incident quickly circulated on social media, sparking outrage and complaints from fellow fans, referred to as "Blues."

Manchester City's response to this regrettable incident can be summarized as follows:

The club vehemently condemns these chants and, in the strongest terms, expresses its apologies to the affected parties. Manchester City recognizes the significance of respect within the realm of football and underscores that such behavior is unacceptable.

Investigation

The club's security team is diligently reviewing CCTV footage from the concourse areas in an effort to identify the individuals responsible. They are actively seeking any information that can help pinpoint those involved, with the intention of taking appropriate action, which may include issuing banning orders.

Reporting

Fans who witness or hear any abusive behavior are strongly encouraged to report it to the club's dedicated security team by texting 0770 0151 894.

Separately, Manchester City paid a heartfelt tribute to the late Francis Lee, one of their legendary former players who passed away on October 2 at the age of 79.

In the near future, the club is gearing up for a significant event — the first Manchester derby of the season, which will take place at Old Trafford. Manchester City's manager, Pep Guardiola, has indicated that the club will play an active role in further tributes to honor true football legends. He expressed his admiration for the way this country takes care of its football icons, recognizing their integral role in the history of the clubs they represent.

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