A LIVERPOOL fan has appeared in court over charges he made a racist gesture during the powder keg clash with Manchester United.
Phillip Gannon, 58, of Barmouth, North Wales, appeared at Liverpool Magistrates’ court over the alleged incident during the FA Cup fourth round victory.
The incident is alleged to have during the game at Anfield on January 28.
Television footage captured a Liverpool fan making an alleged racist gesture sparking a police probe.
It was the first game between the rivals since the eight-match ban imposed on Liverpool striker Luis Suarez after the FA found him guilty of racially abusing United defender and captain Patrice Evra.
Before the match, in which Liverpool triumphed 2-1, the stadium announcer warned supporters that racist and homophobic behaviour would not be tolerated.