Burnley fan BANNED after alleged racist abuse in pre-season friendly at Bradford

first_imgBurnley have handed an indefinite ban to a supporter for the alleged racist abuse aimed at a Bradford player during Saturday’s pre-season friendly at Valley Parade.A 30-year-old fan from Accrington has been barred from attending Clarets matches both home and away for comments made during the game in West Yorkshire, when a Bantams player informed match officials that he was being subjected to racial abuse.That led a fan being ejected from the ground and Burnley issued a statement on Sunday apologising to the League One club following the game and have now confirmed they have stopped a supporter from attending games.“Burnley Football Club can confirm that a supporter has been given an indefinite club ban following an incident of racial abuse,” said the statement.“A 30-year-old man from Accrington has been interviewed by Burnley FC officials regarding racial comments aimed at a Bradford City player during the Clarets’ pre-season friendly at the Northern Commercials Stadium on Saturday, July 23, 2016.“And as a result, and subject to the right to appeal, the supporter will no longer be able to attend any Burnley FC matches, including away games, with immediate effect.“A second man who voluntarily left the stadium in connection with the incident will face no action.“An investigation is still ongoing by West Yorkshire Police, but Burnley Football Club would like to thank Bradford City Football Club and West Yorkshire Police for their assistance in this matter.“In closing, the club would like to reiterate that we have a zero tolerance approach to any such behaviour and strongly condemn discrimination of any type.” Burnley played at Bradford City as part of their pre-season ahead of their Premier League return 1last_img

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