Man charged following racial abuse of Leeds striker Diouf

© Edmund Boyden
© Edmund Boyden

A 53-year-old man has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence in connection with events at Millwall's home match against Leeds United last year.

Gerard Scanlon, a delivery drivery from Enfield, was arrested on Tuesday evening. He is accused of using threatening, abusive or insulting words likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

He was released on police bail and is due to appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court on February 27. Mr Scanlon is a Millwall season ticket holder but is banned pending the outcome of his court case.

The club said "police investigations are ongoing in the light of recent evidence made available to them," as a result of a Sky Sports News investigation into racism in football.

The programme, broadcast on Monday, showed a handful of individuals shouting racial abuse at Leeds striker El Hadji Diouf.

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