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Burnley fans banned for racism at Bradford

Burnley have handed an indefinite ban to a supporter for allegedly racially abusing a Bradford City player.

Burnley's pre-season encounter against Bradford on Saturday was marred after a Clarets fans abused a Bantams player.

Following complaints from the player, the 30-year-old fan from Accrington was ejected from the ground and now Burnley have moved swiftly to ban the supporter from both home and away games indefinitely.

The statement read: "Burnley Football Club can confirm that a supporter has been given an indefinite club ban following an incident of racial abuse.

"A 30-year-old man from Accrington has been interviewed by Burnley FC officials regarding racial comments aimed at a Bradford City player during the Clarets' pre-season friendly at the Northern Commercials Stadium on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

"And as a result, and subject to the right to appeal, the supporter will no longer be able to attend any Burnley FC matches, including away games, with immediate effect. A second man who voluntarily left the stadium in connection with the incident will face no action.

"An investigation is still ongoing by West Yorkshire Police, but Burnley Football Club would like to thank Bradford City Football Club and West Yorkshire Police for their assistance in this matter.

"In closing, the club would like to reiterate that we have a zero tolerance approach to any such behaviour and strongly condemn discrimination of any type."

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