Nazi salute fan banned in English stadiums

Nazi salute fan banned in English stadiums

A Newcastle United fan gives a Nazi salute during the match against Tottenham. Photo: Joe Prior / VisionHaus via Getty Images

A fan giving a Nazi salute during a Newcastle United home game has been banned from all football stadiums in the UK.

Shay Asher makes a racist gesture towards Tottenham fans during a Premier League game at St James’s Park on 17 October 2021. An investigation was launched after other spectators saw the 24-year-old salami with his right hand. His mouth for a mustache”.

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Appearing before a magistrate in Newcastle in April, Asher pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated public order offense and was fined. He returned to the same court last Tuesday (19) for a new hearing, where he received an order banning him from football that would last until 2025.

The order bars Usher from participating in any regulated football match in the UK, including Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two and National League matches, as well as England team matches.

The ban order also barred him from traveling abroad to participate in international friendly, qualifying matches and tournaments.

Detective Inspector Gillian Beecroft of Northumbria Police said: “Hate crimes of any kind will not be tolerated within our communities under any circumstances and I welcome the sanctions order given to Asher.

“In the Northeast, we have some of the most experienced and passionate fans across the country and most of the match watchers behave impeccably. However, when passion is running high, as was the case in this particular game, a small minority may become frustrated and ruin the show for others. ,

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After admitting to a racially aggravated offense at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on 27 April, Usher was fined £200, as well as ordered to pay £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge, and his restraining order. came into effect immediately.

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