The Premier League have been contacted by an equality watchdog, who have complained about Manchester United’s treatment of disabled Arsenal fans this season, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The report claims a number of disabled Arsenal fans were refused their seats, with Old Trafford stewards claiming their mobility aids could be used as weapons.
The supporters were told that due to the fact they hadn’t alerted the club that they would be bringing mobility aids, they wouldn’t be able to watch the game.
They were eventually permitted to take their seats, although not before they had their walking sticks confiscated.
This resulted in the Equality and Human Rights Commission getting in touch with both the Premier League and Manchester United, with action set to be taken, according to the Daily Mail.
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United have been criticised for their treatment of disabled fans in the past (via the Daily Mail), with Old Trafford not equipped suitably to accommodate the supporters. Premier League guidelines state that every club should be able to host 280 wheelchair users, while Old Trafford only has space for 120.