A senior police officer and her daughter were subjected to racist abuse while on their way to Albion's first match of the season.
Detective Chief Inspector Karen Geddes says a football fan shouted "F off home to Africa" in a "humiliating" attack.
Detective Chief Inspector Geddes, who is Black British and of Jamaican decent, has been serving as a police officer for 26 years.
She is the Crime Manager for Wolverhampton Police, as well as being chair of the West Midlands Black and Asian Police Association, which aims to enhance racial harmony in the region.
“I have been a long suffering Albion fan since I met my husband 16 years ago and we are all including my two kids, season ticket holders.
She says the event prompted questions from her daughter.
After alerting officers, the man was arrested. I wasn’t sure If she had heard but then later she said ‘Why did he say that about Africa?’ I have tried to explain that he was a silly man who had said some naughty things and the police had arrested him.
Following uproar from Twitter users condemning the incident, Inspector Geddes said the messages of support "helped to reduce some of the isolation, anger and humiliation" she felt.
I have experienced racial abuse before but never in front of my daughter. [...] I felt so defenceless in that moment and was so happy to see the officers otherwise he would have just walked away, laughing, to watch the game. I am thankful for the officers response, they were very supportive.
A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of racially abusing a woman on Birmingham Road at around 1:50pm on Saturday.
He was released on bail pending further enquires.