A man has been arrested after the Arsenal bench made referee Andre Marriner aware of racist comments directed towards one of our players.
Rob Holding stood up and reported the tirade, and after our 4-1 win last night at Elland Road, Leeds confirmed a man had been detained.
In a statement issued on their official website, they said:
Leeds United can confirm that an investigation into claims of racism during the first half of our game with Arsenal today is underway, and that one arrest has been made in connection to the allegation.
Racism will not be tolerated at Leeds United and any supporter found to be using racist language will be subject to a life time ban for all Leeds United games.
While Mikel Arteta confirmed to Sky that it had happened, saying, “That incident existed, unfortunately, and it was reported. The stadium manager will have to deal with that with along with the authorities.”
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) December 19, 2021
Well done to Rob Holding for bringing it to the attention of those in charge, and let’s hope that the perpetrator gets the ban his ignorance deserves.