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19 June 2023

Manchester United fan admits wearing shirt with offensive reference to Hillsborough disaster

19 June 2023

A man has pleaded guilty to displaying threatening or abusive writing likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress after wearing a football shirt at Wembley Stadium which made an offensive reference to the Hillsborough disaster.

James White, 33, of Warwickshire, admitted the charge at Willesden Magistrates’ Court in north-west London on Monday.

The court heard that he wore a Manchester United shirt with the number 97 and the words “Not Enough” on the back to the FA Cup Final on June 3.

Ninety-seven football fans died as a result of a crush at a match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield on April 15 1989.

Manchester City won the FA Cup at Wembley, beating local rivals Manchester United 2-1.

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