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Manchester United warn fans after ‘height discrimination’ towards Wolves player at home game


Manchester United have sent a warning email to a section of supporters who attended the home fixture against Wolves on January 3 after discriminatory language was allegedly directed towards an opposition player in relation to their height.

It’s understood this email was only sent to members of the Old Trafford crowd sat in an area where the abuse was believed to have come from.

As a complaint was made after the match, it was not possible to identify individuals responsible for the abuse at the time, so the email was sent to fans in one area of the stadium to remind them of United’s anti-discrimination policies.

It’s believed that a supporter heard a few other members of the crowd mocking a Wolves player for their height and then filed a complaint to the club, prompting the later email.

The message sent by United read: “Thank you for your attendance at the Premier League fixture between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers on 3rd January 2022.

“The club have been made aware that a section of the crowd at this fixture used discriminatory language that was directed towards a Wolverhampton Wanderers player in relation to his height.

“Manchester United is fully committed to ensuring that any form of discriminatory abuse and/or offensive behaviour is eliminated and appropriate action may be taken against any individuals that are identified as participating in discriminatory and/or offensive chanting or behaviour.

“In the event that you should witness this type of prohibited discriminatory or offensive behaviour please ensure you report this via manutd.com/seered.”

United lost the match 1-0, with Wolves’ Joao Moutinho scoring the winning goal in the 82nd minute.

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