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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