Fans debate whether Ferdinand 'provoked' City fans

Football fans have been sharing their thoughts on Rio Ferdinand's injury on Twitter:

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Shocking fans saying Ferdinand deserved the coin to the face wow I guess it's a crime to celebrate a goal

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I know its bad what happened to ferdinand but he always provokes the oppositions fans. Its in his nature. Poor attitude since he was a kid.

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Not good to see Ferdinand hit by a coin, but sadly it now seems a risk you run if you celebrate & therefore incite your rivals fans.

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Charges after Manchester derby

Nine people have been charged following the Manchester derby on Saturday, police said. In the match Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was hit in the head by a coin thrown from the crowd. None of the charges relate to this incident.