Premiere League Football Clubs Threatened With Legal Action For Discriminating Against Disabled Fans

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Premier League clubs have been threatened with legal action over claims they are discriminating against disabled fans.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (ECHR) said it has received a number of complaints about clubs, including Manchester United removing walking aids from away fans.

Last year a BBC investigation  found that 17 Premier League clubs failed to provide enough wheelchair spaces.

The ECHR wants “urgent assurances”.

Joyce Cook, chair of charity Level Playing Field, said: “There can be no more excuses. Disabled fans have waited long enough. It is quite simply time.”

One complaint sent to Level Playing Field via the Football Supporters Federation, and seen by BBC Sport, alleges that a number of disabled Arsenal fans, including a man in his 80s, had their walking sticks and crutches taken off them by Manchester United stewards at Old Trafford before their fixture on 17 May.

Manchester United said it is…

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