Man arrested in El-Hadji Diouf racist abuse probe

A man has been arrested in connection with allegations of racist abuse aimed at Leeds striker El-Hadji Diouf by Millwall fans, Scotland Yard have said.

The 53-year-old man was arrested after Sky Sports News broadcast footage yesterday, which appeared to show some of the London club's fans hurling insults at the Senegalese forward, during a game at the Den in November.

Leeds United's El Hadji Diouf Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

Millwall Football Club said it was "appalled" by the footage and vowed to reopen an investigation into allegations of racial abuse, which initially emerged online.

The man, from Enfield, north London, remains in custody on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence, the Metropolitan Police spokesman said.