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Newcastle investigation underway after Tottenham fans targeted by alleged racist incident at St James’ Park
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ewcastle has opened an investigation after police learned of an alleged racist incident during Sunday’s Premier League game with Tottenham.

An individual allegedly made a racist gesture towards supporters visiting St James’ Park.

On Monday, Newcastle issued a statement condemning racism and pledging firm action against anyone found guilty of discriminatory behavior.

He said: “Newcastle United are aware of an alleged racist gesture made by an individual towards Tottenham Hotspur supporters inside St. James’ Park during Sunday’s game.

“An investigation is underway and the police have been made aware.

“Our message is clear: football is for everyone. Discrimination has absolutely no place in football, on the streets, online or in society in general and we will not tolerate it in any way.

“Newcastle United will pursue the strongest possible action against anyone involved in discriminatory behavior and will support all efforts by the authorities to secure a criminal conviction.

“The club adhere to the Premier League’s commitment to abusive and discriminatory behavior, which facilitates the ban of any fan involved in abusive and / or discriminatory behavior from all stages of the Premier League.”

Northumbria Police have warned that they will take “swift and vigorous action” against those convicted of discriminatory offenses.

A spokesperson said: “We can confirm that we are investigating an alleged racist incident during Newcastle United’s home game with Tottenham at St James’ Park on Sunday.

“Investigations are underway with the club to identify anyone involved and determine if any criminal offenses have been committed.

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