What was thrown at Man United’s Ashley Young?
Fans took to social media on Saturday during the Manchester derby to fume about an alleged act of racism.
The incident is alleged to have happened against Man United’s Ashley Young.
Early in the match, Young was tracking Raheem Sterling down the United left-hand side.
The ball went out for a throw-in, at which point a yellow object was spotted being thrown from the stands on the Etihad pitch.
Immediately people poured onto social media to claim that Ashley Young had been the target of an act of racism from a Man City supporter.
Ashley Young vs Man City
For the record, Young failed to react to the incident.
Young appeared to turn his back at the exact moment the object was thrown on the pitch.
The linesman, however, should have got a clear view of what happened.
If a Man City fan did indeed throw a banana, the Sky Blues could be in trouble.
See the reaction on social media below.
— Sam (@IconicMitcheII) April 7, 2018
Did someone just throw a banana at Young?
— i was finishedclub (@RL9FC) April 7, 2018
City fans throwing bananas at Young. Ok
— (@freejaey) April 7, 2018
Disgusting City fans throw a banana in the direction of Ashley Young pic.twitter.com/cA9WgOBK0s
— kal (@Darmianology) April 7, 2018
Looks like a banana was just thrown when Sterling and Young were tussling.
— Yahoo Sport UK (@YahooSportUK) April 7, 2018
Not sure if I'm seeing things, but did someone just throw a banana on the pitch in the direction of Sterling/ Young? #MCIMUN
— Daniel (@DannySenior) April 7, 2018
— They Fly So High (@davegilbert27) April 7, 2018
Throwing banana’s at Ashley Young when he’s already summoned his inner ape, the guys gonna drop a 10/10 defensive masterclass
— Jæmes (@0GCSES) April 7, 2018