Brentford FC have announced that an individual was arrested during the recent match against Manchester City for allegedly making a racist and homophobic comment during the game. Police investigations are ongoing with the individual banned from Brentford matches pending those proceedings.
Brentford are cooperating fully with the police and have reiterated their determination to act firmly if any discriminatory behaviour is found to have taken place.
A Club spokesperson said, “We are aware of an incident at the game on Wednesday night where a Brentford supporter was arrested for allegedly abusing a Manchester City player using racist and homophobic language – this is currently a police matter.
“As a condition of their bail, the individual involved is not permitted to attend any Brentford FC matches until the police investigation is concluded and may be subject to Club sanction pending the outcome of that process.
“Racist or homophobic abuse is completely unacceptable at Brentford FC and those found to have engaged in conduct of this nature will be subject to a significant stadium ban in line with Premier League sanctioning guidance.
“Through our Bee Together campaign we actively encourage behaviour which is consistent with the principles of fairness, respect and tolerance – those who can’t accept that are simply not welcome at Brentford.”
Fans are encouraged, if they see or hear racist, sexist, homophobic, or other discriminatory behaviour to report what they see or experience to any of the matchday stewards, or Text BFC followed by your message to 62277 and the operations team will be notified. Alternatively email email@example.com with as much detail as possible.