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Newcastle and Northumbria Police investigate alleged racist gesture made towards Tottenham fans

Newcastle and Northumbria Police investigate alleged racist gesture made towards Tottenham fans during Sunday’s Premier League clash at St James’ Park


Newcastle have launched an investigation into an allegation of a racist gesture made towards Tottenham fans during Sunday’s Premier League game at St James’ Park.

The incident happened during Tottenham’s 3-2 win at St James’ Park on Sunday. 

A club statement read: ‘Newcastle United is aware of an alleged racist gesture made by an individual towards Tottenham Hotspur supporters inside St James’ Park during Sunday’s match. An investigation is under way and the police have been made aware.

Newcastle investigate after police were informed of an alleged racist incident on Sunday

‘Our message is clear – football is for everyone. Discrimination has absolutely no place in football, in the street, online or in wider society and we will not tolerate it under any circumstances.

‘Newcastle United will pursue the strongest possible action against anyone involved in discriminatory behaviour and will support any efforts by the authorities to secure a criminal conviction.’

A Northumbria Police spokesperson added: ‘We can confirm we are investigating an alleged racist incident during Newcastle United’s home fixture with Tottenham at St. James’ Park on Sunday.

‘Enquiries are ongoing with the club to identify anyone involved and ascertain whether criminal offences have been committed.

‘As a force, we do not tolerate hate crime of any kind within our communities and are committed to taking swift and robust action against perpetrators.’

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