EPL: Man City react as Phil Foden, family suffers abuse at boxing bout

Manchester City has strongly condemned the abuse Phil Foden and his family suffered while backstage at a boxing match between Amir Khan and Kell Brook on Saturday evening.

Video footage has spread on social media of an altercation between unidentified members of the public and a group including the England midfielder at the AO Arena in Manchester.

Manchester City said on Sunday in a statement that “The club is aware of a video which has circulated on social media showing Phil Foden and his family being harassed and abused.

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“We are shocked and appalled about the nature of the abuse and ensuing assault on one of Phil’s family members.

“We will continue to give Phil and his family all the support and assistance they need.”

Foden attended the bout after playing the full 90 minutes of Manchester City’s Premier League 3-2 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad earlier on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Brook had won the bout convincingly by sixth-round stoppage.

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