London, September 5 (ANI): Online retailer Amazon has withdrawn a CD of Manchester United chants from sale on its website after complaints were made that some of the lyrics were offensive.
The unofficial album titled ‘Manchester United Chants’ apparently contained a supporters’ song aimed at Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
Amazon.co.uk has come up with a statement explaining that Arsenal had complained about the nature of the chants.
“Arsenal Football Club has provided us with formal notice that content within the album ‘Manchester United Chants’ is defamatory in nature and we have, therefore, removed this title from our website,” the BBC News quoted the statement.
It further read: “We would not remove a product from our site because some, or many, people find it to be distasteful or otherwise objectionable.Continue reading the main story.
“We have gone on the record several times about this disgusting chant. We don’t condone it.”
The offensive chant was first voiced after Arsenal’s recent 2-1 defeat against Manchester United.
During the match Wenger was sent off, as he kicked over a water bottle following a disallowed Gunner’s goal.
Arsenal supporters have complained that he was then subjected to this particular chant by some Manchester United fans.
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s director of communications Philip Townsend has mentioned that the club does not approve of their fans behavior.
He said: “We have gone on the record – several times – about this disgusting chant.
“We don’t condone it and have appealed to fans several times in the past – through supporters’ groups, the matchday programme and MUTV, but to no avail.” (ANI)