Newport County fan handed lifetime football ban for racist abuse

Newport County have banned one supporter for life after he was found guilty of racist abuse at a match last season.

The 40-year-old male had already been handed a four-year banning order from the courts for his offensive chants.

The abuse happened during a Newport game against Grimsby in November 2019.

In a statement, the club warned that anyone else who engages in the same behaviour "will receive a similar consequence".

The 40-year-old man had already been given a four-year ban by the courts. Credit: Nigel French/PA Images

The club welcomed the court's decision but went one step further in banning the man for life from Rodney Parade Stadium.

They added that, "discrimination has no place in any area of society and these actions have absolutely no place at our football club or among our fan base, either.

"Anyone who behaves in this manner, whether it be at the stadium, or online will receive a similar consequence.

"Newport work tirelessly to create an inclusive, welcoming environment for all and we would like to remind all supporters of our current policies and advise everyone to always behave in a respectable manner."