Manchester City condemn vile Sir Bobby Charlton chants in game against Brighton

Manchester City and Brighton fans observe a minute's silence in memory of victims of the recent attacks in Israel and Gaza in October 2023.
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Manchester City have condemed the behaviour of "a small number of individuals" after some of their fans were filmed singing offensive chants against Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton.

The Premier League champions released a statement on Sunday after a group of their fans were caught on camera celebrating Charlton's death during their Premier League clash against Brighton at the Etihad on Saturday.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.