Man City bans two fans for offensive chanting after death of Bobby Charlton

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October 27 – Manchester City have banned two fans from home and away games for “vile chanting” following the death of Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton.

Charlton’s passing was announced at half-time of City’s 2-1 win over Brighton last Saturday and individuals were filmed singing offensive chants.

“Manchester City can confirm that two minors have been identified in connection with the vile chanting heard at the Etihad Stadium during half-time of last weekend’s fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion,” the club said.

“The individuals in question have subsequently been suspended from attending all home or away fixtures and their details have been shared with Greater Manchester Police who are investigating the matter.

“Following the conclusion of Greater Manchester Police’s ongoing investigation, the individuals will be subject to the club’s official sanctions and bans process.”

The news comes after City and the Premier League moved to swiftly condemn the perpetrators on Sunday, apologised to Charlton’s family and vowed to take the sternest of action against anyone found to have been involved.

Ironically City face Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford, where a minute’s applause will take place to honour Charlton’s life.

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