Man City fans spark outrage by chanting foul about Sir Bobby Charlton after Man Utd icon’s death

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Man City fans spark outrage by chanting foul about Sir Bobby Charlton after Man Utd icon’s death – Gudstory

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Manchester City have apologized to Sir Bobby Charlton following abusive chants from his supporters following the death of the Manchester United icon on Saturday.

Football is in mourning after the death of an England legend following a battle with dementia.

Manchester City beat Brighton 2–1 on Saturday, the same day as Charlton’s death.

Goals from Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland gave Pep Guardiola’s side all three points at the Etihad Stadium.

However, the match was marred by terrible chants about Charlton.

Supporters wearing City-branded clothing were seen chanting ‘Bobbies in a box’ in footage uploaded to social media.

And City have now apologized for their fans’ actions and appealed for information about the chants.

Furthermore, they have also stressed that they will impose sanctions on any criminals involved.

A statement said: “Manchester City FC is extremely disappointed to hear reports of some people shouting offensive slogans about Sir Bobby Charlton on the pitch at the Etihad Stadium during half-time of yesterday’s Premier League match against Brighton & Hove. ” Albion.

“The Club condemns these slogans in the strongest possible terms, and apologizes unreservedly to Sir Bobby’s family and friends and everyone at Manchester United.

“On this day of all days, when the stadium stood to pay tribute to our own legend in Francis Lee, Manchester City supporters should understand and appreciate as keenly as anyone else the need for respect in our game.

“Our security team is studying CCTV footage of nearby areas.

“We are grateful to those who have already come forward to report this matter, and we continue to appeal for any information that may help us identify the individuals involved, so that we can Can take appropriate action to issue ban order.

“Fans who see or hear abusive behavior are encouraged to text our dedicated security team on 0770 0151 894 to let them know what they have witnessed.”

Charlton made 758 appearances for United and scored 249 goals.

He won three First Division titles with the club, as well as the European Cup in 1968, a decade after the Munich Air Disaster.

Charlton was also part of the England team that won the World Cup in 1966.

He played 106 times for his country and scored 49 goals.

Only Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane have scored more for the Three Lions.

City boss Pep Guardiola paid tribute to Charlton after his team’s win over Brighton and insisted he was the only player to be remembered.

“I was born when he retired so I saw the highlights. I’m sorry to the Manchester United family, his family and England,” he said.

“These types of players and personalities represent English football like no one else can.

“Our condolences especially to his family. When we go there (Old Trafford) next week, we will be there to pay tribute.”

“I love this country for many things but one thing is how they take care of veterans.

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola has paid tribute to Man Utd icon Sir Bobby Charlton


“They are part of the club and they travel. Sir Bobby Charlton represented United and English football unlike anyone else.”

United called Charlton a ‘legend of the game’ after announcing his death on Saturday.

He announced, “Manchester United is in mourning following the passing of Sir Bobby Charlton, one of the greatest and best-loved players in our club’s history.”

“Sir Bobby was a hero to millions, not just in Manchester or the United Kingdom, but wherever football is played around the world.

“Admired as much for his sportsmanship and integrity as for his outstanding qualities as a footballer; Sir Bobby will always be remembered as a legend of the game.

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Football fans are mourning Man Utd icon Sir Bobby Charlton


“A graduate of our youth academy, Sir Bobby played 758 games and scored 249 goals during 17 years as a Manchester United player, winning the European Cup, three league titles and the FA Cup.

“For England, he won 106 caps and scored 49 goals for England, and won the 1966 World Cup.

“After his retirement, he served the club with distinction as a director for 39 years.

“His unparalleled record of achievement, character and service will be forever etched in the history of Manchester United and English football; and his legacy will live on through the life-changing work of the Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation.

“The club’s heartfelt sympathies go out to his wife Lady Norma, his daughters and grandchildren and everyone who loved him.”


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