Brentford fan arrested and banned from games for racially abusing Man City star

A BRENTFORD fan has been arrested on suspicion of making a racist and homophobic comment at their recent defeat to Manchester City.

The Bees have banned the supporter while police carry out their investigation into the incident which happened last Wednesday.


The alleged abuse took place during Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Brentford on 29 DecemberCredit: Phil Hutchinson/UK Sports Pics Ltd

A statement from the Premier League club said they were cooperating fully with the police and added that they will not tolerate discriminatory behaviour.

A club spokesperson said, “We are aware of an incident at the game on Wednesday night where a Brentford supporter was arrested for allegedly abusing a Manchester City player using racist and homophobic language – this is currently a police matter.

“As a condition of their bail, the individual involved is not permitted to attend any Brentford matches until the police investigation is concluded and may be subject to club sanction pending the outcome of that process.

“Racist or homophobic abuse is completely unacceptable at Brentford FC and those found to have engaged in conduct of this nature will be subject to a significant stadium ban in line with Premier League sanctioning guidance.

“Through our Bee Together campaign we actively encourage behaviour which is consistent with the principles of fairness, respect and tolerance – those who can’t accept that are simply not welcome at Brentford.”