Liverpool post ‘racist gesture’ video; apologise later

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Liverpool: Liverpool have apologized after posting a video of one of their fans making a racist gesture, apparently targeted at Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, on their website.

“Footage featuring an alleged incident during the match was included in the highlights package that appeared on the club’s website. This was a mistake, it should not have been included and we are sorry it happened. It was removed immediately.” a daily quoted Liverpool’s spokesperson as saying.

The footage was posted under their ‘Must Watch’ video category but was removed after the club realised the mistake.

Saturday’s FA Cup clash between the two clubs at Anfield saw one of Liverpool’s supporters impersonating a ‘monkey’ targeting United’s Evra.

Liverpool defeated United 2-1 to end their FA Cup run on Saturday in a match where Evra was continuously booed. Photographs of a fan making the gesture led to the arrest of the 59 year-old man who was later released on bail.