A teenage football fan has been banned from attending matches after chanting racist abuse.

The 17-year-old AFC Bournemouth Fan, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty at Highbury Magistrates Court to indecent/racial chanting during a match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth on November 30, 2019 at White Hart Lane.

Being sentenced on Tuesday, February 4, the teenager was given a three-year football banning order and ordered to pay a £55 fine and £21 surcharge.

Inspector Matt Ashmead, from the Met’s Public Order Investigation Team, said: “We take all reports of racism very seriously and as this case demonstrates, will take robust action against those who are found to have committed these kinds of crimes during football matches.

“The vast majority of fans obey the law and neither they nor the players should have to listen to any kind of abuse.

“We are committed to working closely with clubs to identify anyone acting against the law and would ask anyone who sees or hears this type of behaviour to come forward to stewards or police.”