Arrest made after cup match


Merseyside Police announced on Saturday night that a 59-year-old man had been detained in connection with an alleged racist gesture made at Anfield during the FA Cup fourth-round tie against Manchester United.

Following Liverpool's 2-1 win it emerged that police were investigating the alleged gesture which was captured on TV footage. The image was distributed on social networking websites and a number of complaints were made to police.

A police spokeswoman said: "Merseyside Police can confirm that a 59-year-old man from North Wales has been arrested this evening following an alleged incident at the LFC vs MUFC match. The man has been taken to a police station and will be questioned by officers."

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