A teenager has been arrested by police investigating the racial abuse of a footballer following a York City game.
The club reported ten days ago that it had been made aware that a Southport FC player has been subjected to racial hatred and abuse on social media after City’s home game against them on Saturday, 9 October.
“York City Football Club strongly condemns all forms of discrimination, and we are disappointed to learn of this incident – this behaviour has no place in society or football,” the club said in a statement.
In an update today (Wednesday), the club said: “We can confirm that North Yorkshire Police has executed a warrant and arrested a 15-year-old male.
“York City Football Club thanks North Yorkshire and Merseyside Police forces for their prompt actions in this regard and Southport Football Club for its cooperation and assistance in this matter.
“We do not anticipate making further comment until the conclusion of the police investigation and process.”