Man Utd fans warned over abusive behaviour after using 'discriminatory language' to mock Wolves player's HEIGHT in lossJanuary 15, 2022
MANCHESTER UNITED have sent fans an email warning them about discriminatory behaviour after a Wolves player was mocked for his height.
It is believed the club were alerted to the abuse by a United fan who was upset with the language used.
The individuals responsible have not been identified due to the incident being reported post-match so United have sent an email to fans sitting in that area of Old Trafford.
As reported by The Athletic, it 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."
The identity of the Wolves player who was targeted has not been disclosed.
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The email comes days after fans were warned about the consequences of homophobic chanting – namely the 'rent boys' chant targeted at Chelsea players.
A CPS spokesperson confirmed the body considers the term a homophobic slur and therefore a hate crime.
There has been a hostile atmosphere inside Old Trafford in recent weeks – Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard was greeted with boos when he returned to the Theatre of Dreams on Monday.
United fans could look to do similar when former manager David Moyes returns with West Ham in their next home match later this month.
Both clubs are challenging for a top-four place and the Irons will be confident after beating United at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup earlier this season.
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