Arsenal offer support to fan who was racially abused during Liverpool game
The fan was racially abused and physically attacked on Wednesday
Arsenal have offered their support to a fan who was racially abused and physically attacked at the Emirates Stadium during the game against Liverpool on Wednesday.
News of the attack was first brought to attention on Twitter by Gurpreet Singh on Twitter, who alleged that a Sikh supporter had been the target of the attack and had his turban taken from his head when in the toilets.
Hearing news of a Sikh Arsenal fan who was attacked during the match last night and had his turban removed in the toilets. Absolutely disgusted by this, we will not stand for this!
— Gurpreet Singh (@sikhdad) March 17, 2022
The victim has been contacted by the club while his details have been passed onto the Metropolitan Police, with both them and the Gunners appealing for anybody with any information to get into contact with them.
A statement from Arsenal on Saturday said: "We have made contact with a season ticket holder, who has confirmed that during half time of the match against Liverpool on Wednesday, March 16, he was the victim of racial abuse and a physical attack on his cultural identity.
"The details given by our supporter have been passed onto the Metropolitan Police and we are appealing for any witnesses who were in and around the toilet facilities in blocks 100 - 101 in the North Bank Upper Tier at half time last Wednesday.
"If you witnessed the incident, or have any information which may help us identify the culprit of this shameful act, please contact us on 020 7619 5000.
"Arsenal is a home for everyone and we take all forms of discriminatory abuse and violence extremely seriously. We will not stand for this kind of behaviour.
"We will continue to remain in contact and offer support to our fan who was the victim of this appalling incident."
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