Arsenal have confirmed they have made contact with a season ticket holder after an alleged attack on a Sikh fan during their Premier League clash with Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.
twitter user Gurpreet Singh had made the claim, alleging that a Sikh supporter was targeted in the toilets during the game against the Reds after his turban was removed from his head. “To hear from a Sikh Arsenal fan who was assaulted during the game last night and had his turban removed in the toilet,” the tweet read.
“Absolutely disgusted by this, we will not tolerate it! Now the club have confirmed they have spoken with the victim of the attack while saying they will also continue to offer their support.
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A club statement read: “We have contacted a season ticket holder, who has confirmed that during half-time in the match against Liverpool on Wednesday March 16 he was subjected to racial slurs and physical harm. to their cultural identity. The details given by our supporter have been passed on to the Metropolitan Police and we are appealing to all witnesses who were in and around the toilets in Blocks 100-101 in the North Bank Upper Tier at half time last Wednesday.
“If you witnessed the incident or have any information that could 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 it very seriously. all forms of discriminatory abuse and violence seriously.We will not tolerate this kind of behavior.
“We will continue to stay in touch and offer our support to our fan who fell victim to this appalling incident.”