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Manchester City to support Phil Foden and his family after attack at Khan v Brook

Man City to offer guidance to Phil Foden and his family after they were harassed, verbally abused and physically attacked while watching Kell Brook beat Amir Khan on Saturday – though police have NOT received a report of the incident

  • England international Phil Foden has returned to training after being harassed
  • Manchester City have condemned the recent attack on Phil Foden’s family
  • Footage emerged appearing to show Foden’s mother caught up in a brawl
  • City will speak with the 21-year-old and offer further guidance to the family











Phil Foden is returning to training on Tuesday for the first time since Saturday’s AO Arena ordeal, with Manchester City extending the offer of support to the forward.

The 21-year-old was harassed and verbally abused on at least two occasions around his private box when attending Kell Brook’s boxing bout with Amir Khan.

Social media footage emerged of the incident, with City ‘shocked and appalled about the nature of the abuse and ensuing assault on one of Phil’s family members’.

Phil Foden is led into a dressing room at a venue as a group of men hurl verbal abuse at him

Pictured: Foden with his mother, who was punched backstage at the Brook vs Khan fight

Pictured: Foden with his mother, who was punched backstage at the Brook vs Khan fight

Foden’s mother, Claire, was punched in a fracas as she defended her son in a narrow corridor.

City’s players had a scheduled day off on Monday and the club will speak to the England international when he arrives at their training base on Tuesday to offer further guidance to the family.

Greater Manchester Police said that they had not received a report of the incident, although are conducting further enquiries. It’s believed that police will speak to the family as part of that process.

Foden did not have personal security alongside him at the event. City players are offered club security, although some prefer to hire personal bodyguards.

Meanwhile, Sportsmail understands City’s chief financial officer Andy Young is set to become the second high-profile departure from the club’s hierarchy this year.

Young has held the role within the City Football Group, which covers 10 teams across the globe, since 2016 and is continuing until towards the end of the season.

Manchester City will speak to the England international when he arrives at their training base today to offer further guidance to the family

Manchester City will speak to the England international when he arrives at their training base today to offer further guidance to the family

Formerly of Abu Dhabi-based production company twofour54, Young sits on CFG’s leadership team – a group beneath the board of directors. City are actively recruiting a successor.

Club director Mohamed Al Mazrouei left his position last month after 12 years on the board. Al Mazrouei is the Undersecretary of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi.

Al Mazrouei was chairman of the Etihad Aviation Group until last August. City’s annual financial report, published in January, still described to him as chairman of Etihad Airways, however.

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