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Man arrested after alleged racist abuse of Wolves player during Crystal Palace game | Crystal Palace

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed an arrest took place after Wolves alleged one of their players suffered ‘discriminatory abuse’ during Sunday’s game at Crystal Palace.

A police statement read: “On Sunday September 3, a man in his 60s was arrested on suspicion of racially motivated public disorder after allegedly abusing a player with a racist during the Crystal Palace game against Wolves at Selhurst Park. »

“He was taken to a south London police station,” the statement added. “Racial abuse will absolutely not be tolerated and management remains committed to working with the Premier League and clubs to take action against those responsible.”

Wolves reported the incident, involving an as yet unknown player, to officials and stadium authorities during the match at Selhurst Park.

A supporter in the main stand was then ejected from the ground, according to a statement from Crystal Palace. The hosts won the Premier League match 3-2.

“During today’s match, it came to our attention that a Wolves player reported being the victim of racial abuse by an individual in the main stand,” the statement read. of Crystal Palace.

“The Met Police, Premier League and match officials have been notified and our security team immediately removed the individual from the stadium, where he was detained and arrested. He is now the subject of a police investigation. We will of course support this investigation and also carry out our own.

“We are incredibly disappointed that this incident took place today and offer our sincere apologies and support to the Wolves player involved,” the statement added. “As a club, we have zero tolerance for any form of racist discrimination or abuse. It has no place in football or in society.

A statement from Wolves read: “We are very disappointed to report that one of our players was the target of discriminatory abuse by an opposing fan during today’s game against Crystal Palace.

“We offer our full support to the player involved and have made an official statement to the Metropolitan Police. Racism or discrimination in any form is totally unacceptable and should never go unaddressed.

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