Manchester United apologized to a fan banned from attending Old Trafford by mistake.
Ryan Butler was one of many Combined supporters identified as tweets containing racially motivated insults Tottenham Hotspur player Heung Min Son during a match last season, however the Belfast fan doesn’t even have a Twitter account.
Butler was banned from visiting Combined home games for several months, but finally his ban was lifted and he received an apology for the mistake.
“In this case, unfortunately, we made a mistake and the ban was canceled. We apologize to Mr. Butler, ”the club said.
Initially, Mr. Butler lost an appeal against this decision, but was eventually able to access the evidence that was used against him, namely a screenshot of a tweet sent by a user who shares his last name with him.