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Police probe Clichy banana claim

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An investigation is under way into claims by Manchester City defender Gael Clichy that a banana was thrown on to the pitch during his side's friendly win over Limerick.

Gardai - the police force of the Republic of Ireland - and stadium officials are studying CCTV footage in an attempt to identify a spectator alleged to have thrown the missile onto the pitch during the Barclays Premier League club's 4-0 victory at Thomond Park on Sunday.

A statement released on behalf of Limerick FC and Thomond Park Stadium said: "The Gardai and stadium officials are reviewing the CCTV recordings to attempt to identify an individual involved in the throwing of an offensive object onto the playing field."

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