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Arsenal investigating alleged racial abuse and attack on supporter during Liverpool game

SoccerNews in English Premier League 19 Mar 2022

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Arsenal have confirmed they are in contact with a supporter who was allegedly subjected to racial abuse and attacked during Wednesday’s home match against Liverpool.

The incident took place in the toilet facilities in the North Bank Upper Tier stand of Emirates Stadium at half-time in Arsenal’s 2-0 loss.

The details of the fan in question have been given to the Metropolitan Police and Arsenal are appealing for any further witnesses to come forward with information.

A statement on the club’s official website on Saturday read: “We have made contact with a season ticket holder, who has confirmed that during half time of the match against Liverpool on Wednesday, March 16, he was the victim of racial abuse and a physical attack on his cultural identity.

“The details given by our supporter have been passed onto the Metropolitan Police and we are appealing for any witnesses who were in and around the toilet facilities in blocks 100 – 101 in the North Bank Upper Tier at half-time last Wednesday.

“If you witnessed the incident, or have any information which may help us identify the culprit of this shameful act, please contact us on 020 7619 5000.

“Arsenal is a home for everyone and we take all forms of discriminatory abuse and violence extremely seriously. We will not stand for this kind of behaviour.
 
“We will continue to remain in contact and offer support to our fan who was the victim of this appalling incident.”

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