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Man United scrap show featuring former BBC sports broadcaster due to his 'objectionable views'

David Icke is an alleged anti-Semite and Holocaust denier.

David Icke (file pic).
David Icke (file pic).
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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.

(C) AFP 2017

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