Boy, 17, charged after 'offensive chants' about the death of Sir Bobby Charlton at Manchester City

Sir Bobby Charlton's family announced his death on Saturday 21 October Credit: PA Images

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with a public order offence after chants about the death of Sir Bobby Charlton.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said it had investigated footage taken at Manchester City’s home game against Brighton on the day of Sir Bobby's death, Saturday 21 October.

The force added the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been bailed with conditions to not appear at any regulated football matches.

He is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Youth Court on 13 November.

GMP said a 14-year-old boy who was voluntarily interviewed in connection with the incident will be dealt with out of court.

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