Man Utd fan kicked out for racially abusing Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold

A Manchester United fan was kicked out of Old Trafford for racially abusing Liverpool defender Trent-Alexander Arnold.

Other fans around him reportedly notified security during the 1-1 draw on Sunday.

Old Trafford stewards ejected the supporter after he allegedly shouted "you f***ing black c***" at Alexander Arnold.

The incident reportedly happened during the first half in the Stretford End of the ground in Manchester.

United have now launched an investigation into the incident as racism in football continues to blight the game.

It came just days after England were subjected to racist chants during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria – which almost led to the match being stopped.

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In a statement, Manchester United said: "We are aware of an incident at yesterday's game where an individual in the home section has allegedly engaged in racial abuse.

"The individual was identified and ejected from the stadium.

"We are currently investigating the matter as a priority.

"Racism and all forms of discrimination are completely unacceptable and do not reflect the values of our club."

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Premier League clubs continue to try and eliminate racism from the game, with at least six other incidents occurring since the start of the season in August.

Manchester United stars Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford both received racial abuse on Twitter after missing penalties.

West Ham has banned a supporter for life after a racist video was posted on social media, and Aston Villa said they were "disgusted" when footage emerged of their fans singing racist songs referencing two players.

Crystal Palace also took action after Wilfried Zaha suffered abuse, and the striker said he was ready to walk off the pitch.

Leicester City star Hamza Choudhury also received online racist abuse following his club's defeat against Liverpool.

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Racism has also hit non-league games, after this weekend Haringey Borough football players have walked off the pitch in FA Cup qualifier against Yeovil Town.

Haringey defender Coby Rowe and Cameroonian goalkeeper Douglas Pajetat were targeted for racist abuse from the stands.

The game at Coles Park Stadium was subsequently abandoned by the referee when players walked off the field led by their manager Tom Loizou 64 minutes into the match.

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Speaking on Sky Sports, Loizou said: "Early into the second half, we got a corner and a couple of the players said to me there was monkey chants.

"We got over that, we carried on playing. They got a penalty and my goalkeeper was spat at and had missiles thrown at him."

He added: "I looked at a couple of our players' faces and I was distraught myself, just to see their faces. I gave it a couple of minutes and I went on the pitch and pulled my players off.

'"here was no way that two or three of those players could have continued playing. What they heard was disgusting, they looked frightened."

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In a statement, the FA said: "We are deeply concerned about the allegation of discrimination from an area of the crowd towards a player during the FA Cup fourth round qualifying match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town, which resulted in the fixture being abandoned.

"There is no room for discrimination in our game and we are working with the match officials and the relevant authorities, as a matter of urgency, to fully establish the facts and take the appropriate steps."

The football chiefs have since confirmed the game will be replayed on Tuesday, October 29.

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And the latest incidents all came after England players with subjected to abuse in Bulgaria, including the home fans being seen throwing Nazi salutes.

Bulgarian head coach Krasimir Balakov, Bulgarian Football Union president Borislav Mihaylov and the entire Bulgarian Executive Committee resigned in the aftermath of the match.

Police arrested six Bulgarian football supporters accused of targeting the Three Lions players, and are still hunting for more suspects.

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