Police have confirmed that a fan was arrested and taken to the north London police station on suspicion of an aggravated public order office.
England international Raheem Sterling was the target of racist abuse during his side’s match against Bulgaria. The Manchester City winger has been a key figure in the fight against racism and was once again subjected to discriminatory language during the first half of Saturday’s match at the national stadium.
A steward heard the individual in the Bulgaria section of the ground and they were ejected from Wembley and handed to the police. After the arrest, he was released following enquires and no further action was taken.
“We can confirm that an individual, who was seated in the away section of the stadium, was ejected and subsequently arrested for discriminatory abuse during the England v Bulgaria match,” a statement from Metropolitan Police confirmed.
“Wembley Stadium operates a zero-tolerance policy on anti-social and discriminatory behavior and anyone found guilty will be ejected and reported to the police.”