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Manchester United scrap show featuring controversial television personality David Icke

Icke, an alleged anti-Semite and Holocaust denier, had booked a suite at the stadium for 'An Evening with David Icke', which was scheduled to take place later on Friday.

Published: 17th November 2017 09:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th November 2017 09:56 PM   |  A+A-

David Icke (Twitter/The Jewish Chronicles)

By AFP

MANCHESTER: Manchester United have cancelled a show due to be staged at Old Trafford by controversial British television personality David Icke, the club announced on Friday.

Icke, an alleged anti-Semite and Holocaust denier, had booked a suite at the stadium for 'An Evening with David Icke', which was scheduled to take place later on Friday.

"The booking was made by a junior member of staff who was unaware of Icke and his objectionable views," a United spokesperson said in a statement. "The event has been cancelled."

Icke, 65, had previously attempted to stage his event at Manchester's Lowry Hotel, only for that to also be cancelled by the venue.

A former professional footballer, Icke worked for the BBC as a sports broadcaster before leaving in 1990.

He has since become known as a conspiracy theorist.



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