Men arrested after FA Cup racism allegations

Incidents occurred at game between Haringey Borough and Yeovil.

By Press Association Published: 21 October 2019 - 6.47am

Two men have been arrested over racist abuse during an FA Cup match between Haringey Borough FC and Yeovil Town on Saturday.

The men – aged 23 and 26 – were arrested in Chard and Yeovil on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault, the Metropolitan Police said.

The fourth-qualifying-round match at Haringey’s Coles Park ground saw the players walk off in the 64th minute, shortly after Yeovil had gone 1-0 up via a penalty.

Haringey said the match had been abandoned due to racist abuse and their defender Coby Rowe wrote on his social media account that he had been a victim.