Manchester City have 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: “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.
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“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 3-2 Premier League home defeat against Tottenham earlier on Saturday.
Brook had won the bout convincingly by sixth-round stoppage.(dpa/NAN)