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Arsenal offer support to fan who was racially abused and physically attacked

Arsenal v Liverpool – Premier League – Emirates Stadium
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Arsenal have offered their support to a season-ticket holder who was the victim of racial abuse and a physical attack during Wednesday’s home match with Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium.

The details of the fan subjected to this attack at half-time of the fixture have been given to the Metropolitan Police and the club has urged witnesses to get in touch with any information.

An official club statement 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, who lost the Premier League fixture 2-0, reiterated the club’s stance against racism and continue to support the victim.

The statement added: “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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