Liverpool vs Manchester United, one of footballs biggest matches was marred not only by controversy surrounding VAR but also allegations of racism.

The abuse was allegedly aimed at Liverpool right back Trent Alexander-Arnold. A Manchester United fan in the Stretford End had reportedly called the young right back a “f*****g black c**t.”

The fan who was identified by Manchester United is facing a life long ban and police action.

A spokesperson for Manchester United said: “Racism and all forms of discrimination are completely unacceptable and do not reflect the values of the club.” The full statement can be found here.

This incident comes just six days after Englands match with Bulgaria. A game that shone the spotlight on the vile racist abuse England players had suffered in Sofia.

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