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Club statement | Season ticket holder suspended

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West Bromwich Albion has suspended the season ticket of a man arrested on suspicion of racially abusing Birmingham City player Juninho Bacuna at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

A 50-year-old from Dudley has been detained and questioned on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.

West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses to assist their investigation into the incident, which took place in the West Stand during the latter stages of the game.  

If you saw or heard the incident, please contact West Midlands Police by visiting their website or by calling 101, quoting 20/197797/24.

The club continues to offer its full support to West Midlands Police’s criminal investigation of this matter and remains in contact with Birmingham City to ensure Juninho Bacuna receives the support he requires. 

The club takes a strong stance against all forms of discrimination and will do all it can to ensure anyone found guilty of racism faces the toughest available legal punishment, in addition to a lifetime ban from The Hawthorns.

Albion will continue to work with the Football Association, the EFL and all relevant authorities to rid the game of racism.