A Wolves’ fan arrested for directing a racist gesture at former Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has been granted bail.
The 31-year-old man was arrested on Sunday during the English Premier League clash between Wolves and the Red Devils. The game ended 2-1 in favour of United.
Ferdinand, who then took the incident to the Twitter streets during the second half of the encounter, called for the man to be “educated”.
The last couple weeks, it’s been unreal to see fans back. However
To 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!
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 23, 2021
“The last couple weeks, it’s been unreal to see fans back,” said Ferdinand.
“However, to the Wolves fan who has just been thrown out for doing a monkey chant at me, you need to be dismissed from football and educated.”
We are deeply sorry Rio. This person does not represent our club, our supporters or our values.
— Wolves (@Wolves) May 23, 2021
Meanwhile, The ‘Wanderers’ said it was “deeply sorry” about what happened and that they would “ensure the strongest action is taken” including banning the supporter for life.
“We can confirm that this individual has been arrested by West Midlands Police, who we will support to ensure that the strongest action is taken, including a lifetime ban from our club,” reads the statement.
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