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She was given a three-minute standing ovation by the hundreds of fans who gathered to witness the final act of Black British sporting royalty.
But the 36-year-old’s wife, Charlotte, could hardly disguise her feelings as she watched the Manchester City midfielder, who has always expressed strong support for her husband’s playing career, being given a standing ovation from the away fans.
Earlier, a member of the away squad, who is of African and Caribbean descent and is a former school friend of the Bellinghams, walked straight past their seats in the opposite direction.
It was an ironic twist on what had been widely seen as a moment of celebration for the mother-of-one.
She was also left disappointed by the reaction of the Manchester United women’s players, who cheered her husband and did not let him stand up.
They did this when she was not at the game.
Charlotte Bellingham, the Manchester City captain’s wife, saw her husband given a standing ovation when she watched the final act of his career. But her former Manchester United teammate, who has a mixed race background, was walked past by her husband
It was an ironic twist on what had been widely seen as a moment of celebration for the mother-of-one. She was also left disappointed by the reaction of the Manchester United women’s players, who cheered her husband and did not let him stand up
The fans, many of whom had travelled a long way to be part of the occasion, began chanting for her husband and he received a standing ovation from them in his red and white home shirt, which he wore for the final.
Fans who have had to sit on the bench next to the players before the match and the away fans who have travelled from the opposite end of Manchester to come and watch him play, applauded and chanted for her husband.
The reaction was particularly poignant for Charlotte, who said: ‘I was at Old Trafford with him when he was a young boy.
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