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James White, 33, a man was detained by police at the FA Cup final on Saturday after wearing a jersey that appeared to mimic the Hillsborough disaster.
Police accused James White, 33, of Warwickshire, of exhibiting threatening or abusive writing likely to cause harassment, alarm, or distress. He was released on bail and ordered to appear in Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Monday, June 19. He could face up to six months in prison and an infinite fine if proven guilty. It follows a picture widely shared on social media depicting a man wearing a white football shirt, with the number 97 on the back and the phrase ‘Not Enough’ appearing where a player’s name is traditionally emblazoned.
This was widely condemned online as it appeared to mock the 97 football fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster after a crush. The Metropolitan Police named White on Sunday afternoon as they revealed a further 22 people were arrested during the policing operation associated with the FA Cup final. These arrests were made for offences including assault, affray, possession of drugs and drunk and disorderly behaviour. A police spokesperson added that enquiries into reports of an item being thrown onto the pitch shortly after Manchester United scored in the match continue. No arrests have been made in relation to the item-throwing incident.
James White is 33 years old.
Man (33) charged with ‘wearing nasty shirt imitating Hillsborough disaster at FA Cup final’
Yesterday the Met Police tweeted in relation to the picture of the football shirt: ‘We are aware of this and have worked proactively with officials at Wembley Stadium to identify the individual.’ On Sunday, the FA said in a statement: ‘The FA strongly condemns the actions of the individual who wore a shirt referencing the Hillsborough disaster ahead of the Emirates FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. We saw a photograph of the offensive shirt on social media and immediately started working to identify the perpetrator. ‘Our security team were able to quickly locate the individual based on the image, and we welcome the swift action which was then taken by the police. We will not allow abuse related to Hillsborough or any other football disaster at Wembley Stadium, and we will continue to collaborate with authorities to ensure that perpetrators are held accountable.’
On April 15, 1989, 97 football supporters were killed in a crash at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield during a match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. An inquest jury decided in 2016 that they were unlawfully killed as a result of a series of police blunders. According to the Metropolitan Police, criminal processes are ongoing, and the offender is entitled to a fair trial. There should be no internet reporting, discussion, or sharing of material that could jeopardise these procedures,’ the force stated. White is said to be a Manchester United fan. Manchester United were defeated 2-1 by Manchester City in the Manchester Derby on Sunday.