Brentford fan arrested for alleged use of racist language

Image above: Brentford Stadium

Fan arrested at Old Trafford 

A Brentford fan was arrested at Old Trafford on Wednesday night (5 April) for allegedly using racist and discriminatory language towards another fan at the Brentford v Man Utd game.

Brentford Football Club say they have been left ‘deeply troubled and disappointed’ by the incident.

The Club say they have committed to cooperating fully with the police investigation and said that Club sanctions may also apply, depending on the outcome of the investigation.

A statement issued by the Club on Thursday said:

‘‘We are deeply troubled and disappointed by an incident that occurred at our game against Manchester United on Wednesday night.

‘‘At Old Trafford, one of our supporters was arrested for allegedly using racist and discriminatory language towards another Brentford fan, and we want to make it clear that this behaviour is completely unacceptable.

‘‘We believe in promoting values of respect and tolerance, and we are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone who loves football.

‘‘In light of this, we want to take this opportunity to reiterate our stance on racism and discrimination. We will not tolerate any form of hate speech or abusive behaviour at our matches, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that everyone who attends our games feels welcome.

‘‘While incidents like this are very rare with Brentford fans, one is still too many. We understand that there is still much work to be done to combat racism in football and in society as a whole. We are committed to playing our part in this ongoing fight, and we invite all of our fans to join us in creating a future where everyone is treated with respect, regardless of their background or faiths.’’

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