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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

Friday 28 August

Thursday 27 August

23:54
23:39
22:50
22:35
22:07
21:36
20:56
20:49
20:37
20:09
19:48
19:46
19:27
19:20
19:12
19:03
18:58
18:52
18:21
17:33
17:19
17:04
17:01
16:47
16:34
16:23
16:14
16:10
16:00
15:27
14:44
14:29
14:08
13:28
12:42
11:48
11:30
10:59
10:57
10:44
10:07
08:41
06:52
06:10
05:13
04:43
02:59
02:54
01:59
01:32
01:27
00:48
00:16
00:11

Wednesday 26 August

23:27
23:23
23:01
22:35
21:07
19:54
19:46
19:17
18:38
18:16
18:05
17:46
17:40
15:55
15:42
14:22
13:43
13:20
11:53
11:21
11:07
10:54
09:54
09:52
08:58
07:46
06:34
06:05
05:49
04:47
04:16
04:13
03:23
03:19
02:38
02:36
02:35
02:02
01:51
01:27
01:26
00:26
00:24

Premier League table

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

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