Two Doncaster Rovers supporters arrested for alleged racist chanting

Two Doncaster Rovers supporters have been arrested for alleged racist behaviour during the win over Peterborough United on Boxing Day.

Thursday, 26th December 2019, 6:32 pm
London Road, the home of Peterborough United

It is understood that offensive chanting was allegedly directed towards Peterborough striker Ivan Toney, with the apparent culprits quickly removed and arrested.

Rovers issued a statement condemning the actions of the supporters and pledging cooperation with both Peterborough and the local police force.

The statement read: "As a club we abhor racism in any form and will work closely with Peterborough United and Cambridgeshire Police as required to support any police action."We take a zero tolerance approach to such issues and would expect to issue a substantial club ban to anyone proven to have acted in such a manner as well as require them to complete some educational actions before attending any Rovers games."

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Peterborough also issued a statement, which read: "The football club can confirm that there were two arrests made in the away section of the Weston Homes Stadium for alleged racist behaviour.

"The club and Doncaster Rovers are working together with the police on this matter."