Fan arrested at Brentford after Derby player alleges racist abuse

Fan arrested at Brentford after Derby player alleges racist abuse

Police have arrested a football fan after allegations of racist abuse in Derby’s 3-3 draw at Brentford.

Derby County manager Frank Lampard told Sky Sports after the match his player, Duane Holmes, reported he was abused by a fan during the match.

The incident comes after a string of racist incidents across football in the last two weeks, including England’s match in Montenegro.

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And the Met Police’s Twitter account for Brentford FC games posted after the match that a fan had been arrested.

The account, @MPSBrentfordFC, tweeted: “In response to rumour tweets, one male was arrested in the home end today for a racially aggravated offence against a Derby player.

“The male is currently in custody and an investigation is ongoing.”

Lampard said after the match that the incident was reported to officials.

The former Chelsea player said: “Duane Holmes complained that he was racially abused. I didn’t see it, I was facing play.

“A fan came out to him at the dugout, at the side, and abused him. It was reported.

“Apparently the police have someone, that’s all the detail I know. Because it’s such an important issue, I don’t want to go beyond what I know.

“It wasn’t me, but it was very clearly reported by the players and the people around.”

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