Tottenham fan banned from stadium for three years for making fun of Hillsborough tragedy

(CNN Spanish) — The Premier League of England informed this Tuesday through a publication has handed a three-year stadium ban to a Tottenham Hotspur fan for making fun of the Hillsborough tragedy during a match between Liverpool and Tottenham at Anfield, the home stadium of Liverpool FC, last April.

The Premier League added that the Tottenham fan was identified, arrested and charged with intentionally causing harassment, alarm or distress and pleaded guilty.

As a result of his actions, he was banned by the authorities from football matches and being near stadiums for three years and given a community service order for 12 months, plus a £200 compensation penalty. and other fines , the Premier League added in the statement.

Assistant Chief Constable of Merseyside Paul White said: “This type of behavior has no place in football.”

White added: “We will take action and identify those who commit hate crimes in any form, and this includes unacceptable chanting that causes distress to others; I hope this sends a clear message and deters others that we will be taking him to court to stand trial.”

The Hillsborough tragedy was an incident in which a crowd of Liverpool fans killed 97 people and injured hundreds of others by crushing each other during a match at Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, England on 15 April 1989 .

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