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Two Burnley fans arrested for making Nazi salutes towards Tottenham supporters during Premier League clash (photos)

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Two Burnley fans have been arrested for discriminatory gestures after they were caught on video making a Nazi salute towards Tottenham supporters during their match on Sunday May 13. 

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In viral footage shared online, one supporter was seen making the discriminatory gesture towards the Spurs supporters at the Tottenham Stadium, while another next to him mimicked sobbing. 

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Stewards later removed the fans from the stadium after Tottenham supporters made complaints. 

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Two Burnley fans arrested for making Nazi salutes towards Tottenham supporters during Premier League clash (photos)

 

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The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that two men have been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence. 

 

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Met Police said via The Metro: ‘During the Tottenham v Burnley match on Sunday, 15 May, officers were alerted to two men who had been ejected from the Burnley section of the stadium.

 

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‘Both men were subsequently arrested by Met officers on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence. They have been taken into custody.’

 

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Both Premier League clubs addressed the arrests in statements on social media, saying they are supporting the police in their investigation. 

 

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A Burnley statement read: ‘We can confirm there have been three arrests in the away end today following reports of discrimination.

 

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‘This is now a police investigation and, collectively, we will work with Tottenham Hotspur, Met Police and Lancs Police on this matter.’

 

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An earlier Tottenham statement read: ‘The club can confirm two visiting supporters have been identified and arrested following discriminatory gestures at today’s match.

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