Kent

Fans arrested after Rotherham manager 'racially abused'

  • 6 April 2014
  • From the section Kent
Steve Evans Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Steve Evans was born in Glasgow

Three men have been arrested after racist chants were allegedly directed at a Scottish football manager

Gillingham fans reportedly chanted racist abuse at Rotherham's Glasgow-born manager Steve Evans during the League One home match on Saturday.

The men, aged 24, 27 and 57, were questioned on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.

Kent Police said the men were released on bail until 7 May. Rotherham won the match 4-3.

BBC Radio Kent sport reporter Ben Croucher said the incident was thought to be linked to a previous match involving Gillingham and Mr Evans, when he was manager of Crawley Town.

After the game on Boxing Day 2011, there was an alleged altercation between Mr Evans and the then Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler.

That resulted in a complaint being made by Mr Evans to Sussex Police which was later withdrawn.

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