West Ham fan banned from football for three years and fined £400 for racially abusing Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah during Premier League clash at the London Stadium
- Bradley Thumwood, 48, pleaded guilty to racially abusing Mohamed Salah
- Incident happened during West Ham’s 2-0 defeat by Liverpool on January 29
- West Ham said they will look to educate Thumwood to reform his views
A West Ham United supporter has been banned from attending matches for three years after he pleaded guilty to racially abusing Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
Bradley Thumwood, 48, was handed a ban ordering after appearing at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday following an incident during West Ham’s 2-0 defeat by Liverpool at the London Stadium on January 29.
‘Thumwood was issued with a three-year Football Banning Order and fined £400. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge and costs amounting to £125,’ the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
West Ham fan Bradley Thumwood admitted racially abusing Liverpool star Mohamed Salah
West Ham vowed to take a ‘zero-tolerance approach’ to any future incidents of a similar nature but also said they will look to educate Thumwood to reform his views.
‘The club works closely with Kick It Out and our fan group BAME Hammers,’ a club spokesperson said.
‘In conjunction with those parties, the club will offer educational sessions to the individual in question in an effort to reform their views, whilst reserving the right to uphold their indefinite bans, should those efforts prove unsuccessful.’
The incident happened during West Ham’s 2-0 defeat by Liverpool on January 29
Officer PC Andy Sheldon urged supporters to report any instances of discrimination at matches.
‘We do not, and will not tolerate hate crime of any kind at football matches and will take action against those who are found to have committed these kinds of crimes during games,’ he said.
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