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Man United fan arrested for wearing Hillsborough disaster shirt
3 June 2023, 18:09 | Updated: 3 June 2023, 21:25
A man has been arrested at the FA Cup final after a fan was spotted in a shirt that appeared to make a sick reference to the Hillsborough disaster.
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Pictures circulating on social media showed what appeared to be a Manchester United fan wearing a shirt with the number 97 accompanied by the words: "Not enough".
There were 97 victims in the 1989 stadium crush at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough, Sheffield.
An inquest jury ruled in 2016 that the Hillsborough victims were unlawfully killed following police errors in controlling the crowd, after a decades-long cover-up.
After photos of the man went viral on Twitter, the Metropolitan Police stepped in at the venue, where Manchester City defeated Manchester United 2-1.
#ARREST | We are aware of this and have worked proactively with officials at @wembleystadium to identify the individual.— Metropolitan Police Events (@MetPoliceEvents) June 3, 2023
He has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence and taken into custody. https://t.co/PNVzEhKzgZ
The force wrote: “We are aware of this and have worked proactively with officials at @wembleystadium to identify the individual.
"He has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence and taken into custody."
Within 45 minutes, the Met Police tweet had been seen more than one million times.