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Fan arrested on suspicion of racially abusing Bassong

INCIDENT: Sebastien Bassong

SOUTH WALES Police have confirmed that a Swansea City supporter was arrested and released on bail after allegedly racially abusing Norwich City player Sebastien Bassong on December 8 at the Liberty Stadium.

The Cameroon international, who scored Norwich’s third goal en route to a 3-4 victory, reported the incident to referee Howard Webb.

A police spokesperson said: “A 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence at the Liberty Stadium has been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.”

"Officers are continuing to investigate the incident which took place during yesterday's game between Swansea City and Norwich.”

Swansea declared in a club statement that they will help the police with their investigation.

The statement read: "The club will do everything possible to assist the Police with their enquiries which are on-going.

"Swansea City Football Club has worked tirelessly over a number of years to make the Liberty Stadium a family-friendly venue for supporters of all ages, gender and race to attend.

“It treats seriously all breaches of public order, including racism, which it abhors."

After scoring a late equaliser against Everton on November 24, Bassong was the victim of alleged racial abuse on social network website Twitter.

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