Yob accused of aiming racist monkey gestures at Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck banned from Chelsea

By Dean Wilkins

A thug who allegedly racially abused Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck during a fiery clash at Chelsea is not allowed into the club while police continue their investigations.

The 28-year-old man was arrested after a claim of racism directed towards the England striker – the fan was caught on camera making monkey gestures.

And as officers continue to probe the incident, officials at Stamford Bridge has made the decision to ban the man from their ground.

“Chelsea Football Club has banned a 28-year-old man from Stamford Bridge pending the conclusion of a police investigation into a possible racially aggravated public order offence,” a spokesman for the club said.

“The man is not a current Chelsea FC season ticket-holder or member.

“Chelsea is co-operating fully with the police as they carry out their investigation.”

The man attended an appointment at a West London police station yesterday where he was subsequently arrested.

He was being held on suspicion of racially aggravated Section 4a Public Order Act offence and was bailed until November 29.

The alleged incident happened during Chelsea’s dramatic 5-4 Capital One Cup win one week ago.

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