Manchester City react after hatred directed at Phil Foden and his mother during a boxing match.

Manchester City have denounced the abuse faced by footballer Phil Foden and his family backstage at the boxing bout between Amir Khan and Kell Brook on Saturday, February 19.

An confrontation between unnamed members of the crowd and the England midfielder’s family at the AO Arena in Manchester was captured on video and shared widely on social media.

Manchester City react after Phil Foden and his mum are targeted with abuse during boxing match

Foden attended the bout after playing the full 90 minutes of Manchester City’s 3-2 Premier League home defeat against Tottenham earlier on Saturday.

The video clip posted on social media shows Foden’s mother, Claire Foden, being struck after an altercation with the group of men who were targeting her son, abusing him for his performance in the match.

The club has now come out to condemn the abuse meted out to the young footballer.

“We are shocked and appalled about the nature of the abuse and ensuing assault on one of Phil’s family members,” Manchester City said in a statement on Sunday, February 20.

“The club is aware of a video which has circulated on social media showing Phil Foden and his family being harassed and abused.

“We will continue to give Phil and his family all the support and assistance they need,” the club said.

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