Man arrested after racism probe

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Associated Press

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 6:06 AM

LONDON (AP) — English club Millwall says a man has been arrested following a police investigation into racist abuse at a football match against Leeds last year.

Television footage showed Leeds forward El Hadji Diouf, a former African footballer of the year, being subjected to racist chants and taunts throughout the League Championship game on Nov. 18.

Millwall says Gerrard Scanlon, a 53-year-old driver from north London, has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offense. He has been released on bail and will appear at a magistrates court on Feb. 27.

The club says that "police investigations are ongoing in the light of recent evidence made available to them."

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