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Man City fan arrested following actions against Man United during Manchester Derby, GMP confirm



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A Manchester City supporter was arrested during the derby match against Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The supporter, who attended the 192nd Manchester Derby, could be seen in the stands waving his arms in the air, appearing to make plane gestures.

Police would intervene and detain the man later on during the game, with it believed that he was mocking the 1958 Munich Air Disaster.

The Munich Air Disaster occured when charter plane crashed after refuelling in Munich following Manchester United playing a European game.

The accident claimed the lives of 23 people, including eight Manchester United players, three officials and former Man City goalkeeper Frank Swift.

Tragedy-related chants or actions have, unfortunately, become a regular occurrence, with one Newcastle United supporter having been banned from football games and fined for comments on the Munich Disaster earlier this season.

The incident at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday surfaced on social media and quickly spread among the internet, with many calling for punishment for the individual.

According to the MEN, Manchester City are aware of the incident involving the fan and the club issue stadium bans if people are identified, in line with their sanctions and bans policy.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “During the Manchester derby, officers arrested a man on suspicion of tragedy chanting. Following reports made in the crowd, the man was promptly arrested by our officers.”

The game at the Etihad Stadium ended 3-1 to Manchester City after United opened the scoring in the first half.

Marcus Rashford netted the opener before Phil Foden and Erling Haaland scored the goals to secure all three points for City.