Man United fan faces ARREST in FA Cup Final after mocking the Hillsborough disaster
A Manchester United supporter was apprehended at the FA Cup final for wearing a disrespectful shirt related to the Hillsborough tragedy. Numerous arrests have occurred in the Premier League this season, prompting the FA to implement stricter regulations. This incident involved a recent mocking of the tragic Sheffield Wednesday stadium event from 34 years ago.
FA Cup Final: During the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday, a Man United fan has been arrested after being spotted wearing an offensive shirt mocking the Hillsborough disaster. We have seen so many arrests this season in Premier League. FA is also serious and they have implemented rules before any game. It was a fresh case when someone mocked the Sheffield Wednesday stadium tragedy that happened 34 years ago.
The United fan was also pictured on social media who was in the away shirt at Wembley. He had the number 97 on the back, along with the words “not enough”.
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Now, let’s get back to the actual story from where his move was found offensive. The 97 on the Man United shirt is basically a reference to the amount of Liverpool fans who were killed in the disaster at Hillsborough Stadium in 1989. Now, the big question is how the shirt with the number 97 was printed.
The Met police have since given a statement that the Man United supporter was arrested after the photograph was brought to their attention.
Police confirmed it on social media: “We are aware of this and have worked proactively with officials at @wembleystadium to identify the individual. He has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence and taken into custody.”
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The Hillsborough Survivors Support Alliance thanked the FA, the Met Police, and Wembley’s security staff for dealing with the Man United supporter so quickly and also hoped that his arrest would give a strong message to other fans to repeat this. In their statement, they said: “Let this be a warning to anyone else thinking of doing anything similar. And that goes for using any tragedy.”
The Hillsborough Survivors Support Alliance were strong in their statement which reads, “Let’s hope the justice system can be as swift for this act of hatred. We would also like to thank the messages of support that we have received from all genuine Manchester United fans, and fans from other clubs for their support.”
The FA has earlier called to end chanting for the Hillsborough tragedy. Fans usually try offensive songs about the 1989 disaster, the Heysel stadium disaster, and the Munich air crash. It’s a clear action from them so it doesn’t repeat any drama in the stadium.
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