A West Ham United supporter has been banned from attending soccer games for three years after he pleaded guilty to racially abusing Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
Bradley Thumwood, 48, was handed a ban ordering after appearing at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday following an incident during West Ham’s 2-0 defeat by Liverpool at the London Stadium on Jan. 29.
“Thumwood was issued with a three-year Football Banning Order and fined 400 pounds ($521). He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge and costs amounting to 125 pounds,” the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
West Ham vowed to take a “zero-tolerance approach” to any future incidents of a similar nature but also said it will look to educate Thumwood to reform his views.
“The club works closely with Kick It Out and our fan group BAME Hammers,”…