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Football: Millwall fan gets five-year ban for racially abusing El-Hadji Diouf

Published on Feb 27, 2013 11:57 PM

LONDON (AFP) - A Millwall fan who shouted racist abuse at Leeds and Senegal striker El-Hadji Diouf was on Wednesday banned from football matches for five years and fined.

Gerrard Scanlon, 53, was arrested after Sky Sports News television broadcast footage which appeared to show some of the London club's supporters abusing Diouf.

The delivery driver admitted in court on Wednesday that he had unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade and was fined £425 (S$805). He was told to pay further costs of £85 and a £15 victim surcharge, London's Metropolitan Police said.

Scanlon launched his abusive rant during an English second-tier Championship match at Millwall's Den ground in south-east London on Nov 18.

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