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Earlier than Saturday’s sport, Manchester Metropolis gamers and followers paid tribute to their former striker Francis Lee who died earlier this month

Manchester Metropolis say they are going to take motion after a “small variety of people” have been heard singing offensive chants following the dying of Sir Bobby Charlton.

Metropolis have condemned the chants, which have been heard in some Etihad Stadium concourses throughout their sport in opposition to Brighton on Saturday afternoon.

The membership say they’re “extraordinarily dissatisfied” by the stories.

An announcement from Manchester Metropolis stated: “Manchester Metropolis FC are extraordinarily dissatisfied to have realized of stories of offensive chanting from a small variety of people about Sir Bobby Charlton in among the concourses of Etihad Stadium throughout half-time of yesterday’s Premier League fixture in opposition to Brighton and Hove Albion.

“The membership condemns these chants within the strongest phrases and apologises unreservedly to the household and pals of Sir Bobby, and to all these at Manchester United.

“On at the present time of all days, when the stadium stood to pay tribute to our personal legend in Francis Lee, Manchester Metropolis supporters ought to perceive and admire as keenly as anybody the necessity for respect in our sport.

“Our safety staff are learning CCTV footage of the concourse areas. We’re grateful to those that have already come ahead to report this matter.

“We proceed to enchantment for any data that may assist us establish the people concerned in order that we are able to take the suitable motion to problem banning orders.”

United’s subsequent residence Premier League sport would be the Manchester derby in opposition to Metropolis on Sunday 29 October.

In an announcement, the Premier League stated it was “appalled” to listen to in regards to the stories of chanting.

“We welcome Manchester Metropolis searching for data on these accountable and can help any subsequent motion,” they stated.

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