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5 May 2022

Fans are reminded that Oxford United will not tolerate any form of discrimination at games, home and away.

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation into an incident in the away stand during our home game against Wycombe Wanderers, a man has been found guilty of racial abuse and sentenced to a community order with 80 hours unpaid work, £100 compensation, costs of £40 and received a three year football banning order.

Dedicated Football Officer, PC Jonathan Evans, said: “The victim in the case was working as a steward for Oxford United and the fan racially abused him for simply doing his job.

“I welcome the court imposing a 3 year Football Banning Order and I would like to thank Oxford United and Wycombe Wanderers for their assistance in the investigation.

“Football matches should be a safe place for all people and Thames Valley Police will always deal with discrimination at football matches seriously and apply for Football Banning Orders where appropriate”.

Oxford United will continue to work alongside the police and all relevant groups to stamp out racism and any other form of discrimination.

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