Premier League urges fans to report racism at games
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 15, 2018 07:38 AM
Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, left, and Manchester City's Raheem Sterling compete for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in London, Saturday Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
LONDON (AP) — The Premier League has urged fans in England to report racism at games after a series of incidents this month.
The league says in a message on its Twitter account that support for a team should "never include excessive aggression or discrimination toward the opposition."
Premier League message for fans pic.twitter.com/TS99UReGkw— Premier League (@premierleague) December 14, 2018
It asks fans to report "unacceptable behavior" to stadium staff or the Kick It Out anti-discrimination group.
Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling was racially abused by Chelsea fans in front-row seats last weekend. Chelsea banned four men under investigation, and late Thursday condemned anti-Semitic chanting by fans at a Europa League game in Hungary against Vidi.
A Tottenham fan was arrested after a banana skin was thrown toward Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he celebrated a goal.