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Police probe racial claim

A fan has been detained by police over allegations of racial abuse towards a Peterborough player in the loss to Gillingham on Tuesday.

The alleged incident happened in the second half of the Gills' 2-1 victory and the club has indicated anyone found guilty of such behaviour will be banned for life.

A club statement read: "During the second half of Gillingham's first-team fixture against Peterborough on Tuesday night stewards were made aware of an allegation of racial abuse towards a visiting player.

"After a preliminary investigation a person has been detained and police are conducting a formal investigation.

"Gillingham Football Club will not tolerate racial abuse and will take whatever action that is appropriate at the conclusion of the investigation with regard to any persons behaving in this fashion at our ground.

"Anyone found guilty will be banned for life from Priestfield Stadium."


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