Saturday, 8 December 2012

Swansea Fan Arrested on suspicion of racist attack on Norwich player

Swansea City have issued a statement on their official website after it emerged that a supporter was arrested at today’s Barclays Premier League fixture against Norwich on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.The alleged incident occurred towards the end of the game at the Liberty Stadium when Norwich defender Sebastian Bassong reported the matter to referee Howard Webb. Within the space of around 10 minutes the supporter in question was identified by club stewards via television footage and immediately arrested. The full statement reads:


Swansea City is disappointed to confirm that a supporter was arrested at today’s Barclays Premier League fixture against Norwich on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.
The alleged incident occurred towards the end of the game at the Liberty Stadium when Norwich defender Sebastian Bassong reported the matter to referee Howard Webb.
Within the space of around 10 minutes the supporter in question was identified by club stewards via television footage and immediately arrested.
The police have also taken a statement from the player in question.
The club will do everything possible to assist the Police with their enquiries which are on-going.
Swansea City Football Club has worked tirelessly over a number of years to make the Liberty Stadium a family-friendly venue for supporters of all ages, gender and race to attend.
It treats seriously all breaches of public order, including racism, which it abhors.
The matter is now in the hands of the police and the club will await their findings before considering making any further comment on the alleged incident.

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