Police make one arrest after Arsenal report Leeds fan for racist abuse during Premier League clash

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Leeds, England Published: Dec 19, 2021, 02:30 PM(IST)

Police make one arrest after Arsenal report Leeds fan for racist abuse Photograph:( AFP )

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Leeds United football club confirmed the arrest, saying the incident occurred in the first half of the match at Elland Road.

Police made one arrest after Arsenal reported a fan for alleged racial abuse directed at their substitutes' bench during the 4-1 Premier League win at Leeds United on Saturday.

Leeds confirmed the arrest, saying the incident occurred in the first half of the match at Elland Road.

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"Racism will not be tolerated at Leeds United and any supporter found to be using racist language will be subject to a lifetime ban for all Leeds United games," the club said in a statement.

Arsenal substitute Rob Holding was pictured talking to the fourth official just after the half hour mark, before a member of Leeds staff was notified.

"I can confirm it and it was reported to stadium manager," Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta told reporters.

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"The authorities will investigate that. One of the players on the bench heard those comments. I don't know exactly who it was directed at."

Arsenal stayed fourth in the Premier League standings after the victory.

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