A man has been arrested in connection with an allegation that Blackpool striker Jason Euell was racially abused during the Carling Cup defeat by Stoke at the Britannia Stadium. Euell was interviewed by officers following the third-round match after a home supporter was ejected by stewards and then detained.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman confirmed on Wednesday: "A 47-year-old man remains in custody this morning after a complaint was received that a supporter had made racist comments to a visiting player."