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Police start racism investigation from Sunderland match

2012-11-27 17:58:25

Sunderland Racism

Police are investigating an alleged racist gesture by a fan during the Premier League match between Sunderland and West Brom last Saturday.

The incident occurred after Romelu Lukaku, who is black, put West Brom 3-1 up in their 4-2 victory.

"Police are carrying out inquiries after a report of racist abuse received at the Sunderland v West Brom match," said a Northumbria Police spokeswoman.

"A report was received at 2210 on Saturday, 24 November."

The man was pictured making an apparent "monkey" gesture.

A Sunderland spokesperson added: "SAFC operates a policy of zero tolerance towards racism and anti-social behaviour of any kind. Naturally we will co-operate with the police in fully investigating any such incidents."


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