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CLUB STATEMENT: FANS EJECTED AT THE AMEX

12 February 2019

Two Burnley fans ejected from the Amex by club stewards and arrested during last Saturday’s Premier League meeting between the two clubs, following reports of racist abuse in the visitors’ section of the stadium, have been charged by Sussex Police.
 
Club stewards responded to reports made by visiting supporters of racist abuse during the game. Two individuals were identified and ejected from the stadium, and subsequently arrested by Sussex Police officers.
 
One was charged with using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress, and using racially aggravated threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
 
The other has been charged with using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. Both were released on unconditional bail and are due to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 14th March.
 
A spokesperson for Brighton & Hove Albion added, "Once again this underlines both our commitment to a zero tolerance policy on any form of abuse from those attending matches at the Amex.
 
“We would remind all fans that we will not tolerate any form of abusive behaviour at the stadium and going forward we will always take the strongest possible action."
 
The club will not be making any further comment at this stage.

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