Police on Sunday questioned a soccer fan who was arrested after being seen on camera at Manchester City's stadium appearing to racially abuse Manchester United players by imitating a monkey.
During the second half of the Premier League's Manchester derby, police said they were called to reports of a "supporter making alleged racist gestures and sounds towards players."
United informed the referee and City officials that its players, Jesse Lingard and Fred, were being subjected to abuse at the Etihad Stadium where United won 2-1.
"We are providing support to our players who were impacted ," United posted on Twitter on Sunday. "We will continue to combat and educate against racism and discrimination."
A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offense, police said in a statement which did not name the suspect. He remains in custody for questioning.
"Racism of any kind has no place in football or our society and I hope this arrest shows that we are taking this matter extremely seriously," said superintendent Chris Hill of Greater Manchester Police.
"We will continue to work with Manchester City and Manchester United Football clubs on this incident and will investigate any other lines of enquiries."
Fred was seen crouching on the field holding the back of his neck after being hit by objects.
"Thank God I have a lot of friends here in the locker room who hugged me, like Lingard," Fred told ESPN. "I don't want to think about it. I just want to move on."
It is the latest high-profile racist abuse faced by United players this season. Striker Marcus Rashford faced abuse online for missing a penalty.
A club-record eighth successive Premier League victory for Leicester. An eighth straight game scoring for Jamie Vardy.
Leicester has rolled the clock back four years with another title challenge that gathered more momentum with Vardy netting twice in a 4-1 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday.
The problem for Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is that Liverpool is eight points in front. There is still more than half the season remaining and a meeting between the top two on Dec. 26.
"I don't think anyone expects us to be near the top," Rodgers said. "After Manchester United won at Manchester City on Saturday, the caption came up about how far City are away from Liverpool (14 points). We respect that, we get on with our work and keep developing as a team."
Rodgers knows all about title challenges, winning the Scottish top flight twice with Celtic after falling just short of City in the 2014 title race while managing Liverpool.
He watched from afar as Claudio Ranieri defied 5,000-1 odds to win the Premier League for Leicester in 2016.
"We have finished ninth in the last two seasons but today we looked like a top team," Rodgers said. "It was a real historic day, to surpass the club record of straight wins in the top flight was fantastic for us."
Vardy opened the scoring in the 20th minute and Kelechi Iheanacho doubled the lead four minutes before halftime.
Jack Grealish pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage time but Jonny Evans' header after the break restored Leicester's two-goal advantage. Vardy wrapped the game up with 15 minutes left and the striker is three games from matching his record of scoring in 11 straight Premier League games in the title-winning campaign.
"Jamie is such a top-level player, he is always ready when the chances come," Rodgers said. "I don't think there's any doubt he isn't going to score."
Celtic extended its domination of Scottish football by beating Glasgow rival Rangers 1-0 in the League Cup final on Sunday to seal a 10th consecutive domestic trophy.
Steven Gerrard's Rangers was punished for spurning scoring chances when Celtic defender Christopher Jullien knocked in a free kick from Ryan Christie in the 59th minute.
Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster then saved a penalty from Alfredo Morelos, after defender Jeremie Frimpong had been sent off for fouling the striker.
Rangers has now gone eight years without a major title, which covers a spell when the team was forced to start again in the bottom tier in 2012 for financial mismanagement.
Suma Bishwash, Md Sohel Rana and Mohammad Ruman Shana won gold medals for Bangladesh in archery competition at the 13th South Asian Games at Pokhara Stadium in Nepal on Monday.
Bangladeshi compound archer Suma clinched the day's first gold beating Anuradha Karunarante of Sri Lanka in the women’s compound singles final.
Another compound archer Sohel bagged the day's second and 16th gold for Bangladesh in men’s compound singles beating Tandin Dorji of Bhutan in the final.
Shana, who became the first Bangladeshi archer to qualify for the Olympic Games, clinched the third gold beating Kinley Tshering of Bhutan in the men’s recurve singles.
Bangladeshi archers brought glory for the country winning all six team gold medals – men’s recurve, women's recurve, mixed recurve, compound men’s, compound women’s and compound mixed – on Sunday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wished for the competition’s ‘grand success’ as she inaugurated the special edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), rebranded as Bangabandhu BPL to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in his hundredth birth anniversary year, on Sunday evening at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
The Bangabandhu BPL proper will begin on Wednesday (December 11) with Chattogram Challengers taking on Sylhet Thunder at the same venue.
A total of 46 matches will be played in the event across three venues in the country, and a total of seven teams will fight for the title.
The day’s opening programme started at 6pm with the song ‘Dak Diyachen Doyal Amare’ by Moidul Islam Khan ‘d Rockstar’ Shuvo. It was late by 35 minutes as the original starting time was at 5:25. After Shuvo, Reshmi Mirza took the stage.
Rockstar James took the stage at 6:40pm and started his performance with the song ‘Sultana Bibiyana’. Right after the first song, Prime Minister came to inaugurate Bangabandhu BPL at 6:50. Three minutes later, Sheikh Hasina announced the inauguration of BPL.
“I am hoping a grand success of Bangabandhu BPL this year. With thanks to all who came here tonight I am inaugurating the event,” Hasina said while inaugurating the event.
Right after the official inauguration, James resumed his musical performance and sang ‘Ma’, ‘Chal Chale’ and ‘Taray Taray Rotiye Dibo’ respectively.
After James, Indian singer Sonu Nigam took the stage at 7:40pm. He has two special songs- ‘Dhono Dhanne Pushpe Bhora’ and ‘Ekti Mujiburer Theke’- to represent to the prime minister as the singer stated in the event.
Sonu Nigam performed for an hour before Kailash Kher took the stage for a few songs. After that, spectators witnessed the performance of Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.
Before the last performance, Salman and Katrina spoke to the spectators. They both hailed the prime minister and Bangabandhu and congratulated Bangladesh on his 100th birth anniversary. At the same time, Salman remembered the name of the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, on the specific instructions of his father, Selim Khan, who he said was a big Nazrul fan.
The grand opening of Bangabandhu BPL and concert came to an end at 10:50pm with a duet performance by Salman and Katrina.