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Diouf racism row: Man charged

A 53-year-old man has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence after Millwall fans appeared to hurl racist abuse at Leeds striker El-Hadji Diouf. Gerrard Scanlon is accused of using threatening, abusive or insulting words likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

The delivery driver, from Enfield in North London, was released on police bail to appear in court again on February 27. He was arrested after Sky Sports News broadcast footage that appeared to show some of the London club's fans hurling insults at the Senegalese player.

Millwall Football Club said it was "appalled" by the footage, taken at a game at The Den in November, and vowed to reopen an investigation into allegations of racial abuse, which initially emerged online. The club has promised to ban any individuals for life if they are found guilty,

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