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Supporter ejected for alleged racist abuse during Manchester United v Liverpool

• United confirm incident is being investigated
• Incident could lead to indefinite ban

Greater Manchester Police have been informed after Manchester United stewards ejected a supporter during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday because of alleged racial abuse.

United have opened an investigation into the incident, with a club spokesman confirming that the fan was immediately removed from the stadium. “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,” he said. “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.” If found guilty, the fan could be banned indefinitely.

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