Football fan’s racial abuse arrest

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A FOOTBALL fan from Barnsley was arrested for racial abuse during the big South Yorkshire soccer derby match on Monday.

Four supporters were arrested in total.

Extra police officers had been drafted in for the local derby between Doncaster Rovers and Barnsley at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Two of the arrests – one of a supporter from Barnsley, another of a supporter from Doncaster – were for affray.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman confirmed a third fan, a football supporter from Barnsley, was arrested for racial abuse towards a Doncaster fan.

And a fourth person was arrested for ticket touting offences at the ground.

All the arrests were made at the Keepmoat stadium and there were no reports of violence within the ground.

The only trouble after the match, in Doncaster town centre, involved a Barnsley fan who was issued with a section 27 notice to leave the area for causing a nuisance. He was collared by police about an hour after the game.

The match, attended by 11,446 fans, finished 2-0 to Doncaster.