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Man pleads guilty over offensive football shirt worn to FA Cup final | Soccer

A man has pleaded guilty to displaying threatening or abusive writing likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress after wearing a football shirt at Wembley stadium which made an offensive reference to the Hillsborough disaster.

James White, 33, of Warwickshire, admitted the charge at Willesden magistrates court in north-west London on Monday.

The court heard that at the FA Cup Final on June 3 he wore a Manchester United shirt which had the number 97 and the words “Not Enough” on the back.

White was banned from all regulated football games in the UK for four years, fined £1,000 and ordered to pay a surcharge of £400 and £85 in costs.

Ninety-seven football fans died as a result of a crush at a match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield on April 15 1989.

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Manchester City won the FA Cup at Wembley earlier this month, beating their rivals Manchester United 2-1.

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Published: 2023-06-19 12:16:33

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