Who is Sir Bobby Charlton? Man United vows to ban fans responsible for ‘offensive’ chants on the Red Devils’ legend

Sir Bobby Charlton, the legendary icon synonymous with Manchester United, undeniably played a pivotal and instrumental role in guiding the club to reach heights of success. As one of the great Busby Babes, this former England star went on to become one of the greatest players of his generation for both his club and country.

Sir Bobby Charlton died unexpectedly in the early hours of Saturday, leaving a loss that will never be filled. His bereaved family has issued a heartfelt statement to convey the tragic news of his untimely death. Manchester United is currently in deep mourning. However, in the midst of this solemn mood, it is absolutely upsetting to see a small group of Manchester City fans, caught on video, brazenly celebrating the untimely death of a true legend. City and United have joined forces to fish out those responsible.

Who is Man United legend Sir Bobby Charlton?

During his playing career, Sir Bobby Charlton was iconic at Manchester United and remained so until his death on Saturday. He became one of Sir Matt Busby’s Busby Babes, a group of youngsters who came through the Old Trafford ranks.

Sir Bobby Charlton, a well-known football personality, was a survivor of the dreadful Munich plane disaster. This tragic occurrence is one of the most sad episodes in Manchester United’s glorious history. A plane carrying a football club’s players and staff crashes in Munich, killing multiple people. Charlton, who was securely strapped into his seat, fatally fell out of the cabin mid-flight. Charlton’s life was miraculously saved when he was discovered by none other than Harry Gregg, another passenger on the ill-fated flight.

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After the crash, Charlton became a big part of the rebuilding of the club, reaching the European Cup Final in 1968, ten seasons after the Munich disaster. As the club captain, Sir Bobby Charlton lifted the trophy as United beat Benfica 4-1, becoming the first English club to do so.

Bobby Charlton did not only star for Manchester United. He became an integral part of the England squad that won the 1966 World Cup. He also won the Ballon d’Or the same year and was a runner-up for the two subsequent years, 1967 and 1968.

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Manchester United, who are in the middle of a partial takeover process by Sir Jim Ratcliffe, will pay proper tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton when they host Copenhagen on Tuesday night.

Man United vows to ban disrespectful fans

The sad passing of Sir Bobby Charlton was announced at 4 p.m. on Saturday, with some Manchester City fans taking the opportunity to poke fun at the former Manchester United great.

City released a statement yesterday condemning the actions of these fans and vowing to take action against anyone found guilty.

Manchester City FC are extremely disappointed to have learned of reports of offensive chanting from a small number of individuals about Sir Bobby Charlton in some of the concourses of Etihad Stadium during half-time of yesterday’s Premier League fixture against Brighton and Hove Albion.

“Our security team are studying CCTV footage of the concourse areas. We are thankful to those who have already come forward to report this matter. We continue to appeal for any information that can help us identify the individuals involved so that we can take the appropriate action to issue banning orders,” the club announced.

City, who are tracking 19-year-old Brazilian sensation Salvinho, travel to Old Trafford for the Manchester derby on October 29th.

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Will Manchester United get one over City in that encounter?


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