Belfast Telegraph

Club hunts yobs who abused Peterborough boss McCann's family

By Staff Reporter

A £1,000 reward has been offered for the identity of football fans who shouted insults at the wife and children of Northern Ireland-born football manager Grant McCann.

The incident took place during a clash between his Peterborough Utd team and Scunthorpe Utd.

Offering the reward, Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony voiced disgust at the incident, which left McCann's wife Kelly deeply upset.

He made his offer on Twitter after the Sky Bet League One 2-1 defeat which saw Posh slip to 10th in the table.

Mr MacAnthony posted: "When I find out the culprits there will be consequences for them. Disgusting behaviour. A £1,000 reward to the first Posh fan who can send me name of fan/fans abusing that young lady/her kids today."

A club spokesman told the BBC that McCann's wife and children were at the game and said: "She was visibly upset at some of the comments aimed at her.

"The chairman is trying to identify the individual or individuals concerned."

Former Northern Ireland international midfielder McCann played 185 games for Peterborough before being appointed manager in May 2016, guiding them to 11th place last season.

The 37-year-old helped the club win promotion to the Championship in 2010. He is originally from Sandy Row in Belfast.

He did not make any comment about the incident on Saturday.

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