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Man Utd 1-1 Burnley: Man charged over tragedy chanting as Premier League issues statement

A man has been charged with a public order offence after reports of tragedy chanting during Manchester United’s draw with Burnley, with the Premier League describing the incident as “unacceptable”.

United and Burnley played out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday, with Zeki Amdouni’s late penalty cancelling out Antony’s opener.

After the game, footage shared on social media appeared to show a travelling fan engaged in tragedy chanting in the aftermath of Burnley’s equaliser.

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Lancashire Police have since revealed a 44-year-old man from Bacup was arrested before full-time and has subsequently been charged and bailed.

The force said in a statement: “Continued incidents of tragedy chanting by anyone will not be tolerated and will be dealt with robustly.”

The Premier League also released a statement regarding the incident on Sunday, which read: “There is no place for football tragedy abuse in our game.

“We strongly condemn this behaviour and sanctions are in place to ensure anybody found guilty faces consequences.

“We continue to treat this as an unacceptable issue and fully support Burnley, Manchester United and the police in identifying and prosecuting those responsible.”

In a statement of their own, Burnley described the incident as “offensive” and pledged to adopt a “zero-tolerance approach” towards anyone found to be responsible.

Harry Carr
Harry Carr
Harry is a freelance sports journalist with experience of working for the Racing Post, Stats Perform, Opta Analyst and more, covering major events across all sports but holding a particular love for the beautiful game.
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