Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United legend racially abused in Premier League match


The incident happened when Wolves hosted Manchester United on the last day of the Premier League season, which saw supporters return to the stadium.

West Midlands Police have confirmed they have arrested a 31-year-old man for making a racist gesture towards Ferdinand who worked at the stadium as a television expert.

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“The last few weeks it has been unreal to see fans again,” Ferdinand said on Twitter.

“However, to the Wolves fan who just got kicked out for singing me a song. You need to be kicked out of football and educated. Come meet me and I’ll help you understand what it’s like to be. victim of racial abuse! “

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‘Deeply sorry’

Wolverhampton apologized to Ferdinand in a statement saying he was “deeply sorry” for his experience and said the man involved would be banned from attending the stadium for life.

The English Premier League allowed fans to return to stadiums on May 17 for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic over a year ago.

The league, in unison with the rest of English football, organized a social media boycott from April 30 to May 3 to raise awareness of racial abuse directed against players.

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