Two boys arrested over alleged homophobic comments at Man City’s win vs Burnley

Two teenage boys have been arrested for allegedly making homophobic comments during Manchester City and Burnley’s encounter at the Etihad Stadium.

Both incidents are ‘separate', Greater Manchester Police have said, but no details have been made by the authorities about the precise ages of each boy or which club they support.

An arrest for a man in his 20s was also made, only this was about an alleged breach of the peace and police assault offence.

So far no further details have been revealed.

"All three remain in custody for questioning," a force spokesman said via MEN.

The match commander, Chief Inspector Jamie Collins, said: "The majority of fans attending this afternoons match behaved in an exemplary manner and we thank those people.

"We work closely with Manchester City Football Club to promote good behaviour at matches and to identify anyone who commits a criminal offence.

“I want to send a clear message to anyone attending football matches intent on engaging in abusive and threatening behaviour that it will not be tolerated.

He continued: "GMP officers will take positive action against those using homophobic or racist language and that is what my officers have done at today's fixture.

"As well as being arrested we will work with our football partners to ensure the strongest action is taken including banning those fans from attending future football matches.

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"Our top priority is the safety and well-being of the fans, staff and players and we want fans to be able to enjoy matches without the experience being ruined by a small number of people."

No further details of each of the confirmed arrests have been revealed.

Man City won the game 2-0, with goals from Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne sealing three points for Pep Guardiola’s side.

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