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Police probe Chelsea fan gesture
Nov 01, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
The Metropolitan Police are aware of an alleged racist gesture from a fan in Chelsea's 5-4 victory over Manchester United on Wednesday.
A photograph appearing to show a supporter making a 'monkey' gesture in the direction of Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck has emerged on social media sites.
"We're aware of the incident but can't comment at this early stage," a spokesperson for the Met told Goal.com.
This latest incident follows Sunday's events which saw Chelsea lodge a formal complaint with the Football Association over referee Mark Clattenburg's alleged use of 'inappropriate language', including racial words, towards midfielder John Obi Mikel.
The Met Police have also opened an investigation into the incident.
Last season Phillip Gannon, 58, was handed a four-year football banning order after being seen on live television making a racially offensive monkey gesture during Liverpool's clash with Manchester United at Anfield.
The incident occurred on January 28 when the two sides met in an FA Cup fourth round clash.
It was the first game between the sides since an eight-match ban was imposed on Liverpool striker Luis Suarez after the FA found him guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra.