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Manchester City suspend two fans following Sir Bobby Charlton chants

Manchester City have suspended two supporters after they were identified signing offensive songs relating to the death of Sir Bobby Charlton.

The passing of Manchester United and England midfielder Charlton, aged 86, was announced during half-time of City’s win over Brighton on Saturday with a small number of fans then heard chanting on the concourses.

City vowed to root out those involved via the use of CCTV and today released a statement, which read: “Manchester City can confirm that two minors have been identified in connection with the vile chanting heard at the Etihad Stadium during half-time of last weekend’s fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion.

“The individuals in question have subsequently been suspended from attending all home or away fixtures and their details have been shared with Greater Manchester Police who are investigating the matter.

“Following the conclusion of Greater Manchester Police’s ongoing investigation, the individuals will be subject to the club’s official sanctions and bans process.”

City take on United at Old Trafford this Sunday in what is sure to be another emotionally-charged affair.

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Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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