A fan who gave a Nazi salute during a home match at Newcastle United has been banned from all football stadiums in the United Kingdom.
Shay Asher made a racist gesture towards Tottenham fans during the Premier League match at St James’ Park on October 17, 2021. An investigation was opened after other onlookers witnessed the 24-year-old salute with his right hand. Mouth mustache.
Usher pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated public order offense when he appeared before judges in Newcastle in April and was fined. And he returned to the same court last Tuesday (19), for a new hearing, where he received an order to ban him from football that continues until 2025.
The order prohibits Asher from participating in any organized football match in the UK, which includes Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two and National League matches, as well as England team matches.
The ban also prevents him from traveling abroad to attend international friendly matches, qualifying matches and tournaments.
Inspector Jillian Beecroft of Northumbria Police said: “Hate crimes of any kind will not be tolerated within our communities under any circumstances, and I welcome Usher’s ban order.
“In the Northeast, we have some of the most experienced and enthusiastic fans in the entire country and the overwhelming majority of those who watch the matches behave flawlessly. However, when emotions run high, as was the case with this particular game, a small minority can be disappointed and devastated. offer to others.
Usher was fined £200, in addition to being ordered to pay £85 in costs and £34 in surcharges to the victim, after pleading guilty to the racially aggravated offense at Newcastle Magistrates Court on April 27, and the injunction became effective immediately.
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