Police looking for three men from abandoned Haringey Borough v Yeovil FC match

30 October 2019, 10:30

Police want to identify these three men
Police want to identify these three men. Picture: Met Police
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

Police are appealing for help identifying three men as part of an investigation into reports of racist comments made during a football match between Haringey Borough FC and Yeovil Town.

The FA Cup fourth-qualifying-round tie between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town was abandoned on October 19th after the home team left the field amid accusations of "disgusting" racism.

Haringey's manager decided to take his players off the pitch on the 64-minute mark following allegations that a number of them were racially abused.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police are leading the investigation with the assistance of Avon and Somerset Police.

One of the men police want to speak to
One of the men police want to speak to. Picture: Met Police

Two men - aged 23 and 26 - were arrested in Chard and Yeovil on Monday, 21 October on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault.

They have been released on bail to a date in mid-November.

Police want to speak to this man
Police want to speak to this man. Picture: Met Police

Following the incident, the Football Association said there is "no room for discrimination in our game" adding that they would work with match officials and authorities to investigate and take the "appropriate steps."

Do you know this man?
Do you know this man? Picture: Met Police

Scotland Yard said anyone who was at the football match or who is able to identify the men pictured is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 5272/19 Oct.