Bristol City fan accused of ‘racist abuse’ against Huddersfield Town player to be questioned by police
Officers are also set to question a teenage fan after a plastic bottle is thrown on the ground
A Bristol City fan in his 60s is due to be questioned by Avon and Somerset Police after allegedly abusing Huddersfield Town players during Saturday’s game.
Police will also question a teenager, following reports that a plastic bottle was thrown on the playing surface at Ashton Gate yesterday.
The incident interrupted the game for almost five minutes.
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None of those suspected of being involved were arrested at Ashton Gate at the time, but they will have to report to a police station in the next few days, police said.
According to Bristol Live, the man in his 60s who was hired by police is a Bristol City fan sitting in the Lansdown booth.
Huddersfield Town has not commented on the alleged racism.
Huddersfield took all three points winning 3-2. After the match, Bristol City issued a statement condemning the scenes.
“Bristol City condemns the behavior which led to a stoppage of play in this afternoon’s SkyBet Championship match against Huddersfield Town,” the statement read.
“An individual was immediately ejected and handed over to the police following the incident in which objects were thrown at a player in Huddersfield Town. Such behavior is unacceptable and will be dealt with in the strictest manner.” adds the press release.
A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: ‘Officers spoke to a man in his 60s following a report of racist abuse of one of the Huddersfield players.
“He is due at a police station for an interview next week,” she added.
The spokesperson also commented on the alleged bottle throwing: âA teenager, a minor, was also questioned by officers after a plastic bottle was thrown on the ground.
âAgain, his contact details were gathered and an arrangement was made for him to be interviewed in the presence of an appropriate adult.
“If you have witnessed any of these incidents, please call 101 and reference 5221292892.
“We have no tolerance for racism or missile jets in football matches and continue to work with the club to firmly fight those responsible for such behavior,” she added.