User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
English fan banned for racist gesture

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

SUNDERLAND, England (AP) - A soccer fan in England has been banned from attending games for three years because he made a racist gesture toward a black player during a game last season.

Advertisement
Court officials said Liam Jones admitted causing racially aggravated harassment, alarm or distress by making a monkey gesture at Romelu Lukaku while watching Sunderland lose 4-2 to West Brom last November.

Jones, who first pleaded not guilty to the charge, had been photographed in the stands making the gesture after Lukaku scored. A trial had been due to take place next month but at a hearing last week Jones entered a guilty plea.

Lukaku, one of the Premier league's top scorers last season, is back at Chelsea after he scored 17 goals on loan at West Brom last season.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
News: 2014 World Cup Results
Guardiola wants to keep Green with Bayern
Manchester City cancels Under-21 game
Liverpool readies for friendly at Fenway
Dunga hired as Brazil soccer coach
Rodriguez, Real Madrid agree to deal
FIFA: Garcia's WCup bids report delayed
Six player refuse to return to Donetsk
FC Dallas' Thomas out after knee surgery
MORE HEADLINES
 
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!