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Football match ban for Kidderminster Harriers racist abuse

The away terrace at Aggborough
The player reported being abused during the first half of the game at Aggborough last month

A man has been banned from all UK football matches for three years for racially abusing a Kidderminster Harriers player during a game.

The unnamed player reported being abused during the first half of the home game against Alfreton Town at Aggborough on 23 February.

At Chesterfield Magistrates' Court, Nathan Sprengel, 34, admitted a charge of racially-aggravated harassment.

Sprengel, of South Normanton, Derbyshire, was fined £470.

The 34-year-old, of Woodfield Road, was also ordered to pay £47 to the player and £85 in court costs.

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