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Chelsea ban fan after arrest

Chelsea have banned the fan arrested over a claim that a racist gesture was made to a footballer during the match against Manchester United.

The man has been banned from Chelsea's ground pending the outcome of the police investigation, the club said on Tuesday night.

A spokesman said: "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.

"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 was arrested on Monday after attending a west London police station by appointment.

Scotland Yard said he was held on suspicion of a racially aggravated Section 4a Public Order Act offence. He was later released on bail until November 29.

Detectives have been investigating a complaint regarding alleged racist behaviour at Stamford Bridge on October 31 during Chelsea's Capital One Cup win over United.

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