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Man City fan arrested after mocking Munich air disaster tragedy

A man has been arrested during the Man City v Man United match after reports of a gesture mocking the Munich air disaster.

An arrest was made after both sets of fans reported the incident at the match.

“During the Manchester derby [on Sunday] officers arrested a man on suspicion of tragedy chanting,” Greater Manchester Police said.

“Following reports made in the crowd, the man was promptly arrested,” Greater Manchester Police added.

The Munich air disaster occurred on February 6, 1958, at Munich-Riem Airport in Munich, West Germany.

Manchester United had played against Red Star Belgrade in the quarter-finals of the European Cup just before the disaster.

The match ended in a 3-3 draw, and Manchester United advanced to the semi-finals on aggregate. The team was returning to England when the tragedy struck.

The plane made two unsuccessful attempts to take off before the third attempt, which tragically resulted in the crash.

The slush on the runway contributed to the aircraft’s inability to achieve the necessary takeoff speed.

Out of the 44 people on board, 23 died in the crash including EIGHT Manchester United players.