West Ham fan banned 3 years for Salah racial abuse




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A West Ham supporter has been banned football for three years after pleading guilty racially abusing Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

Bradley Thumwood, 48, Bexleyheath, appeared at Thames ’ Court Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty a racially aggravated Section 5 public order offence, Metropolitan said.

He was issued with a three-year football banning order, fined £400 and also ordered pay a victim surcharge and costs amounting £125.

 

Thumwood had been summonsed July after being identified by officers during West Ham’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool January 29.

West Ham are to offer Thumwood educational sessions to try to reform his views, “whilst reserving right to uphold indefinite bans, those efforts prove unsuccessful.”

A West Ham spokesperson said a press release Metropolitan : “West Ham United is unequivocal its stance – we have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination.

“Equality and diversity are at the heart of the football club and we are committed to continue ensuring that everyone who enters London Stadium is free to enjoy watching their team play football an inclusive .

 

“The club works closely with Kick It Out and our fan group BAME Hammers. In conjunction with those , the club will offer educational sessions to the individual in question in an effort to reform their views, whilst reserving the right to uphold their indefinite bans, those efforts prove unsuccessful.”

The Metropolitan ’s dedicated football PC Andy Sheldon said: “We do , and will tolerate hate crime of any kind at football matches and will action against those who are found to have committed these kinds of crimes during games.

 

“We are committed to working closely with football clubs to identify anyone behaving inappropriately and breaking the law. We are grateful for the of West Ham United Football Club and for their commitment to eradicating this type of behaviour.

“We ask anyone who sees or hears this type of behaviour to speak to stewards or police.”

(Punch)