Banana allegedly thrown at referee by supporter
A 74-year-old pensioner has been arrested after allegedly throwing a banana at the referee during Port Vale’s 2-2 draw with AFC Wimbledon.
The elderly Wimbledon fan was released on bail after being interviewed by police, but the incident is not believed to have been racially motivated.
Bananas being thrown on to the pitch has long been associated with the racism that blighted football in the 1980s.
“We saw the banana thrown on to the pitch and then reviewed television coverage,” football intelligence officer Sam Cunningham told This Is Staffordshire.
“It appears a supporter was angered by a decision by the referee and aimed a banana at him. It was not aimed anywhere near any player.”
From Daily Telegraph