Brighton stadium ban for racist abuse football fan

A football fan who admitted using racist language at a match has been banned from Brighton and Hove Albion's Amex stadium

According to the club, the abuse was reported by Albion supporters at a match against Leeds United on 2 November.

The fan, who was banned for five years, admitted the abuse and apologised after being traced by the club.

The club said it had "zero tolerance" to racial or homophobic language.

A spokesman added: "On this occasion the penalty may have been stiffer, and further action may have been taken, but for the individual's immediate cooperation and remorse.

"We feel this punishment is appropriate and the perpetrator has learned from the incident.

"We genuinely believe they will not behave in this manner again."

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