Concerns raised about the message that was printed on the back of the soccer fan’s jersey led to his detention during Saturday’s FA Cup final match between Manchester United and Manchester City.
On Twitter, a picture that circulated of a supporter who wore a white shirt with the number 97 and the words “Not Enough” written across the back of it was extensively shared.
Some people on Twitter believe that the message was a reference to the 97 Liverpool supporters who were killed in the Hillsborough disaster that occurred during the FA cup semi-final in 1989.
Following a tweet by the Metropolitan Police, it was announced that the supporter had been detained on suspicion of committing a breach of public order.
The official events Twitter account for the Metropolitan Police Department shared a message that was originally posted by a fan account for Liverpool FC called the Kop Watch. In the tweet, the account wrote, “We are aware of this and have worked proactively with officials at @wembleystadium to identify the individual.”
He was brought into jail after being apprehended on the allegation of committing a violation of the public order.
On Twitter, former Liverpool player Stan Collymore remarked, “Struggling to find why someone would buy a shirt, then get numbers and words printed on it to then display it at a football match.” Collymore was referring to a statement made by someone who had previously played for Liverpool. Who would publish it?
“This is not partisan fandom; rather, it is celebrating a tragedy that hurts so many people right now,” the speaker said.
During the first half of the match, an item was thrown towards a player for Manchester United. The police stated that they were reviewing CCTV video in response to the incident.
The final score was 2-1 in favor of champion City of the Premier League.