James White, 33, of Warwickshire, was seen flashing terms that appeared to be disrespectful towards victims of Hillsborough tragedy on his shirt.
A total of 97 people had died in a stampede that broke out at Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield on April 15, 1989. An image of Mr White in his jersey, shared by E360hubs Football, showed “97 Not Enough” printed on the back.
🚨⚽️ | NEW: A Manchester United fan was arrested by the Metropolitan Police on Saturday after he was pictured wearing a jersey with the number 97 on the back and the words “Not Enough” across the top, mocking the Hillsborough disaster. pic.twitter.com/sTWjHgKKWn
— e360hubs football (@e360hub2) June 4, 2023
Mr White was charged today with displaying threatening or abusive writing likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to people, but was later bailed.
Criminal proceedings against him are still active and Mr White is due to appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Monday (June 19) next.
More than 1000 Met Police officers were involved in a police operation at the stadium to ensure no serious disruptions took place during the finals.
A further 22 people were arrested as a result for offences including assault, affray, possession of drugs and drunk and disorderly behaviour.
An item thrown onto the pitch after a Manchester United goal is also still being investigated by the police and no arrests have been made so far in its relation.
Courtesy of Harrow Times | Local News