Liverpool will impose a lifetime ban on any fan who is found to have racially insulted Oldham Athletic defender Tom Adeyemi, according to The Guardian. Police have arrested a 20-year-old Aintree man on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offense but are continuing their investigation.
The club released a statement regarding the incident on Saturday:
"Liverpool Football Club continue to work closely with Merseyside police to establish all the facts surrounding the incident that occurred during last night's game. We take this matter extremely seriously and have today provided the police with the evidence we have available to us. This includes CCTV coverage and still photography of what we believe to be the relevant part of the stadium, statements from matchday stewards in that area and full access to all the footage captured by the cameras filming the match for our in-house TV operation.Adeyemi told police that he was racially abused twice by a fan during Friday’s match against Liverpool and witnesses have backed his story up, according to The Guardian.
"In addition, we have examined records of the tickets purchased in that part of the ground to see if they provide any additional information and have passed that on to the police. Finally, we would also urge any of our supporters who witnessed this incident or saw the individual involved and who have not already done so, to contact either the club or the police."