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Sunderland fan banned over Lukaku incident

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Sunderland have banned a fan for three years for racially abusing Romelu Lukaku during their match against West Bromwich at the Stadium of Light in November 2012.

Liam Jones, 22, made monkey gestures towards the striker after he netted in a 4-2 win for the away side.

Jones, from East Vines, Hendon, was seen in the stands shouting at the Belgium striker with his hands cupped under his armpits.

The 22-year-old was initially given an 18-month conditional discharge.

Jones, originally pleaded not guilty and told reporters he was doing a 'chicken dance' in front of Sunderland magistrates. 

However Jones entered a guilty plea last week and admitted causing racially aggravated harassment. 

Chief Superintendent Steve Neill of Northumbria Police said: "Racist behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated and Northumbria Police will fully investigate any reports made to us.

"We know people who are responsible for these actions are part of a small minority and would continue to encourage anyone who sees this kind of behaviour to report it to us and help us rid football of any racism."

 

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