Man Arrested Over Alleged Racist Abuse of Oldham Youngster Tom Adeyemi During Liverpool FA Cup Tie

20 year old held in custody.

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Police investigating an incident of alleged racist abuse by fans at Anfield towards Oldham Athletic defender Tom Adeyemi have arrested a man.

An investigation was launched after Friday night’s Liverpool v Oldham FA Cup third-round game.

Merseyside Police said a 20-year-old man from Aintree, Merseyside, was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.

The man is being held in custody and being interviewed by detectives.

The game was stopped briefly while Adeyemi – on loan from Norwich – alerted referee Neil Swarbrick to the incident.


Though initially several sources had claimed that the abuse suffered by youngster Tom Adeyemi was not racial in nature it now appears that the man arrested in relation to Friday’s incident has been detained on an impending charge of a racially aggravated public order offence.

One would hope that if the ‘fan’ in question is found guilty that as well as any punishment handed down by the courts that Liverpool would impose a life ban from attending matches at Anfield.

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