West Ham fan gets three years ban for Salah racial abuse1 min read

A West Ham supporter has been banned from football for three years after pleading guilty to racially abusing Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

Bradley Thumwood, 48, from Bexleyheath, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated Section 5 public order offence, the Metropolitan Police said.

He was issued with a three-year football banning order, fined £400 and also ordered to pay a victim surcharge and costs amounting to £125.

Thumwood had been summonsed in July after being identified by officers during West Ham’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool on January 29.

West Ham are to offer Thumwood educational sessions to try to reform his views, “whilst reserving the right to uphold indefinite bans, should those efforts prove unsuccessful.”

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