Man United fan arrested for disgusting Hillsborough disaster shirt at FA Cup final
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The Manchester United fan responsible for wearing a shocking shirt mocking the victims of the Hillsborough disaster at Wembley Stadium has been arrested.
The individual was pictured in a sickening shirt mocking the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster whilst in attendance for Manchester United's FA Cup final clash against Manchester City, which saw them lose 2-1 to Pep Guardiola's men thanks to a brace from Ilkay Gundogan.
Prior to kick-off, the previously mentioned fan was pictured wearing a United shirt with the number 97 on the back and the words 'not enough' also added. In reference to the 97 individuals that lost their lives in the shocking incident during Liverpool's FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest 34 years ago.
The image quickly circulated round social media, gaining the necessary traction for the Metropolitan Police to act on the incident and deal with the individual who was responsible for the vile shirt. With an arrest occurring shortly after the pictures went viral.
The police then took to Twitter to issue the following statement after the arrest had been made, where they said: "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."
#ARREST | We are aware of this and have worked proactively with officials at @wembleystadium to identify the individual.— Metropolitan Police Events (@MetPoliceEvents) June 3, 2023
He has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence and taken into custody. https://t.co/PNVzEhKzgZ
The initial photo of the supporter was posted by a Liverpool fan, who wrote: "A Man Utd fan at Wembley today. Get this man’s face spread across social media ASAP, he needs to face repercussions. #lfc"