Brentford fan arrested for allegedly using racist and homophobic language against Man City player | UK News


Brentford FC have said a supporter was arrested for allegedly using racist and homophobic language towards a Manchester City player during Wednesday’s game.

The west London side lost to Manchester City thanks to a goal from Phil Foden on December 29.

In a statement released on Sunday, Brentford confirmed the arrest and said “it is currently a police matter”.

But the club added: “Racist or homophobic abuse is completely unacceptable at Brentford FC and those who have engaged in behavior of this nature will be subject to a significant stadium ban in accordance with Premier League sanction guidelines.”

Premier League clubs can face fines of up to £ 300,000 or even stand closures if they fail to address fans engaging in ‘improper conduct’ referring to ‘origin ethnicity, color, race, nationality, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation or disability “.

Brentford added: “As a condition of his release on bail, the person involved is not permitted to attend any Brentford FC game until the police investigation is completed and may be subject to a sanction from the club pending the outcome of this process.

“Through our Bee Together campaign, we actively promote behavior consistent with the principles of fairness, respect and tolerance – those who cannot accept this are simply not welcome in Brentford.”


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