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Rio Ferdinand Claims Wolves Fan Racially Abused Him With 'Monkey Chant' During Man United Match

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Rio Ferdinand Claims Wolves Fan Racially Abused Him With 'Monkey Chant' During Man United Match

Rio Ferdinand has claimed that a Wolves fan shamefully directed a 'monkey chant' at him during Manchester United's 2-1 victory on Sunday.

Anthony Elanga and Juan Mata both scored at the Molineux as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men secured the win in their final Premier League match of the season.

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However, Ferdinand took to Twitter to share that he had been subjected to vile racial abuse from one Wolves fan during the match.

The United legend tweeted: "The last couple weeks, it's been unreal to see fans back.

"However To [sic] the Wolves fan who has just been thrown out for doing a monkey chant at me.

"You need to be dismissed from football & educated. Come meet me & I will help you understand what it feels like to be racially abused!"

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Wolves responded to Ferdinand on Twitter and issued an apology, saying that the perpetrator could face a "lifetime ban from our club."

The Premier League club said: "We are deeply sorry Rio. This person does not represent our club, our supporters or our values.

"We can confirm that this individual has been arrested by @WMPolice, who we will support to ensure that the strongest action is taken, including a lifetime ban from our club."

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West Midlands Police confirmed on Twitter that a 31-year-old man had been arrested in connection to the alleged racial attack on Ferdinand.

The Twitter account added that they would not "tolerate football hate crime."

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Speaking on BT Sport after the incident, a valiant Ferdinand insisted that it was an example of "someone lacking an education of what's right and wrong."

The 42-year-old BT Sport pundit explained: "It's disappointing, people have waited all these months to get back into a football stadium and then you come in with ignorance like that. Uncalled for, not needed, not warranted at all.

"But that's just a very small minority. The fans being here, the atmosphere was fantastic and that's one person that tries to destroy it for everyone else.

"It's somebody who has no awareness at all of his surroundings, the current climate of things and someone lacking an education of what's right and wrong."

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Featured Image Credit: BT Sport/Twitter

Topics: Wolverhampton Wanderers, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, England, Rio Ferdinand

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