Man Arrested over Abuse of Senegalese Star

13 Feb 2013

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El-Hadji Diouf


A man has been arrested in connection with allegations of racist abuse aimed at the Leeds striker El-Hadji Diouf by Millwall fans according to the Metropolitan Police said.
Gerrard Scanlon, a 53-year-old from Enfield, north London was arrested by Metropolitan Police on Tuesday evening.


He has been bailed to appear at Bromley Magistrates Court on 27th February, reports

In a statement on their official website, Millwall disclosed that Scanlon was not a season ticket holder or supporters club member at the club.

The development comes two days after Sky Sports News broadcast a Special Report on racism in football that appeared to show striker El Hadji Diouf being abused at The Den during a game on 18 November.

FA request

Both the Metropolitan Police and the Football Association requested a copy of Monday's program to conduct their own investigations.

The footage appears to show fans hurling insults at Diouf during a Championship game on 18 November.

The Lions' chief executive Andy Ambler said that an initial investigation was closed after Diouf said he heard no racist abuse aimed at him.

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