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Swansea fan arrested over alleged racial taunt

9 December 2012 03:04

A Swansea City fan has been arrested in relation to the alleged racial abuse of Norwich City centre-back Sebastien Bassong.

Police are investigating reports that the Cameroon international was the subject of an inappropriate gesture during Norwich’s 4-3 victory on Saturday, with a 23-year-old man pinpointed on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.

And Bassong's manager Chris Hughton has praised the authorities at Swansea after they identified the individual.

"I can only tell you what I have been made aware of, which is that there was a gesture made to Sebastien Bassong," Hughton told Sky Sports News in his post-match interview.

"Credit to Swansea City football club, I think they have identified the individual and that is now in the hands of the right authorities."

Bassong was on the scoresheet in the seven-goal thriller – his third goal in four games for the club.

This is not the first time the 26-year-old has reportedly been targeted, with remarks allegedly made to Bassong on social networking site Twitter in November.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
8 December 2012
Game week
16
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
0 - 3
Full-time
3 - 4
Venue
Liberty Stadium (Swansea)
Attendance
20294

Goals

0 - 1
16' S. Whittaker
 (assist by R. Snodgrass)
0 - 2
40' S. Bassong
 (assist by G. Holt)
0 - 3
44' G. Holt
 (assist by R. Snodgrass)
Michu 51'
(assist by B. Davies) 
1 - 3
2 - 3
2 - 4
Michu 90'+2
(assist by J. de Guzmán) 
3 - 4

Lineups

# Player Bookings
25
6 75'
22 89'
4
33
20 59'
15
12
24
9 51' 90+2'
10
Coach: M. Laudrup
# Player Bookings
28
3 16'
18
5 40'
2 45'
14
7 77'
12
8
4
9 44'
Coach: C. Hughton

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
17
2
13
16
19
21
26
# Player Bookings
16
20
10
13
15
17
23

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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