Brighton fans to be probed over racism claims

Published 09.10.2019 01:27

Three Brighton & Hove Albion fans will be investigated by police over claims of racism. Two fans were referred to Sussex Police for their behavior during an under-23 match against Tottenham Hotspur on Sept. 27 while the third's details were passed on following an incident in the Premier League match with Tottenham last weekend.

In Saturday's match, "the individual concerned was ejected by club stewards and arrested by police on his exit from the stadium," Brighton said in a statement. "It's very hard to comprehend why some individuals think it's acceptable to behave in this way," Brighton Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman Paul Barber told the club's website.

"But we are very clear that neither Brighton & Hove Albion, nor the wider football community, will tolerate racism or discrimination at any time, in any form."

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