In a shocking and deeply offensive incident at Wembley Stadium, a Manchester United fan has been arrested for wearing a highly inappropriate shirt that mocked the victims of the Hillsborough disaster in the FA Cup final versus Manchester City.
The individual, whose identity remains undisclosed, was captured on camera wearing the offensive shirt during Manchester United’s FA Cup final clash against Manchester City. Unfortunately for United supporters, the match ended in a 2-1 defeat, with Ilkay Gundogan securing a brace for Pep Guardiola’s team.
Before the match commenced, the fan was seen wearing a Manchester United shirt featuring the number 97 on the back and the words ‘not enough’ printed on it. This reprehensible attire cruelly referred to the tragic incident that occurred 34 years ago during Liverpool’s FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest, where 97 individuals lost their lives.
As the image swiftly circulated on various social media platforms, it sparked widespread attention and outrage, prompting the Metropolitan Police to take immediate action against the individual responsible. Following the images going viral, law enforcement authorities successfully made an arrest in connection with the vile shirt.
Taking a proactive approach, the Metropolitan Police issued a statement on Twitter, acknowledging their collaboration with officials at Wembley Stadium to identify the individual involved. The statement read, “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.”
The initial photograph was shared on social media by a Liverpool fan who expressed deep distress and called for consequences. The Liverpool fan’s post read, “A Man Utd fan at Wembley today. Get this man’s face spread across social media ASAP, he needs to face repercussions. #lfc”
The actions of this fan have sparked widespread condemnation within the football community and beyond. The Hillsborough disaster remains an indelibly painful event for many, and this act of mockery has only served to exacerbate the pain and trauma experienced by the victims’ families and the wider Liverpool community.
Authorities are expected to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and ensure that appropriate legal measures are taken against the individual responsible. The football community, united in its condemnation of such offensive behavior, emphasizes the crucial need for respect, empathy, and unity among supporters.
This unfortunate incident serves as a reminder of the importance of promoting a culture of understanding, compassion, and solidarity within football, where past tragedies should be treated with utmost sensitivity and reverence.