Four Port Vale supporters arrested on suspicion of racist chanting
Four football supporters were arrested following Port Vale’s home fixture against Bradford City on Saturday, February 7.
Four men from Stoke-on-Trent aged 21, 22, 24 and 34 were arrested by Staffordshire Police on suspicion of racist chanting during the 2-2 draw between the sides. The men have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
From the Stoke Sentinel
Port Vale have released a statement on the arrests:
During last weekend’s game against Bradford City four arrests were made in a joint operation involving Port Vale Football Club and Staffordshire Police following alleged racist chanting by a minority of individuals in the Railway Paddock.
We would like to remind all supporters that the club has a zero-tolerance policy regarding discrimination, clearly outlined in our Ground Regulations and the terms and conditions of season ticket and match day purchasing.
Any supporters found guilty of discriminatory behaviour face the possibility of a life ban from attending our games.
If you experience any form of discrimination, help us to eliminate it from football by reporting it. Text our hotline on 07519 664079 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will treat your correspondence in the strictest confidence.
Your co-operation in helping to make Vale Park a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone is greatly appreciated.
Fans can also report discriminatory behaviour to Kick It Out, by e-mailing email@example.com, calling its Freephone number on 0800 169 9414 or by downloading the official Kick It Out app via the App Store and Google Play.