Why Manchester United banned flag paying tribute to Lisandro Martinez

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Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez, who is affectionately nicknamed ‘the butcher’, is proving to be an Old Trafford favourite since joining the club from Ajax in the summer.

Manchester United fans unveiled a flag paying tribute to Martinez but the flag has been banned by Manchester United.

According to talkSPORT, Manchester United have banned the flag from been displayed at Old Trafford due to the image of a potential weapon.

Despite the flag being banned at Old Trafford, Martinez has appreciated the gesture from fans. Martinez posted the photo of the flag on Instagram, writing ‘incredible’, along with a teary-eyed emoji.