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A man has been banned from UK football for 3 years after insulting a black footballer on social media

A man has been banned from UK football for 3 years after insulting a black footballer on social media

The English Premier League club reported that the man who sent racist messages to Brentford player Evan Toney on social media has been banned from all stadiums in the United Kingdom for 3 years. on his website. Police launched an investigation in October after Toni shared a photo of the letter on her Instagram page.



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Brentford footballer Evan Toney.

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Antonio Neal, 24, pleaded guilty to a hate crime and was given a suspended 4-month prison sentence and banned from all stadiums in the country for 3 years. A man cannot attend international friendly matches, qualifiers and tournaments either.

“Discrimination has absolutely no place in any society, whether in our own or online,” said Chief Inspector Scott Cowie, Northumbria Police’s Head of Hate Crime.

Brentford FC strongly believes that racial abuse has no place in football and we continue to uphold a zero tolerance policy for all forms of exclusionary behaviour, Brentford said on their website. “The authorities have a role to play in this matter, and we again call on social media companies to make their platforms safe for all participants and to remove all hateful content.”

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