FA to investigate allegations of racist abuse in Manchester derby

8 December 2019



The Football Association will investigate allegations of racist abuse by a Manchester City supporter during Saturday’s derby at the Etihad Stadium.

A video circulating on social media appeared to show a fan aiming monkey chants towards Manchester United players during the Red Devils’ 2-1 victory.

City swiftly issued a statement saying the club was working with Greater Manchester Police and the FA was planning to talk to the clubs, referee Anthony Taylor, the police and other relevant parties.

A spokeswoman told the PA news agency: “We will be investigating.”


The police said on Saturday evening that no arrests had been made and enquires were ongoing.

PA understands United reported the incident to City and Taylor, with more than one of their players feeling they had abuse of a racist nature aimed at them.