Court has fined a Brentford fan who racially insulted a QPR fan and he can not attend a football match anymore.
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fan fined in court on Monday for abusing racially a rival fan. A video showed that he was using racial insults against QPR supporters and therefore he can not attend a football match for the rest of his life. The club, however, claimed that the fine could be reduced to 3 years if he completes an educational course.
The club said in a statement:
“Brentford FC is aware of the sentence handed out to Steven Green for his use of a racist comment in a video published on social media. Brentford FC has already issued a life ban to this individual, removed his season ticket for our new stadium and told him he cannot watch any of our teams play at any venue.
“We can confirm that Mr Green was employed by the club on a casual contract for a short period last summer. This was to assist with the security operation at our Farewell Griffin Park tours for supporters.
“While Mr Green had the relevant qualifications to hold this position, we accept a full background check was not carried out prior to his employment and we have now changed our protocols to prevent anything like this happening in the future.
“Mr Green was recommended for the role by another employee and it is acknowledged that this should not have been the basis on which he was employed and that a far more thorough check should have been carried out before he was given the post.”