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Man charged following racist incident at Derby County match

December 6, 2012, 4:53 pm

A man has been charged after alleged racist insults were shouted at two players during a match between Derby County and Birmingham City.

Police were contacted on Saturday, November 24 by a Derby County fan who had heard racist comments being made towards black players by another member of the crowd during the game at Pride Park.

A 34-year-old man from Allenton was arrested at the next home match, which took place on Tuesday, November 27 against Cardiff City.

He has today (Thursday, December 6) been charged with two racially aggravated public order offences and will appear before magistrates in Derby on Friday, December 21.

Operations Director at Derby County Football Club, John Vicars said: “I want to take this opportunity of sending out a clear message that racism will not be tolerated at Pride Park Stadium.

“The club totally condemns all forms of discriminatory behaviour and as such will operate a zero-tolerance policy with the assistance of the police, match stewards and CCTV cameras. Thankfully, these are isolated incidents, however when they do take place, the people involved can expect to be arrested.”

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