Published On: Tue, Mar 24th, 2015 on 2:44 pm

Most racist football clubs: Leeds joint second with Manchester

Leeds fans have come in the top three list of the number of reported racist incidents, according to the findings of an inquiry.

Elland Road Stadium

Information gathered from 24 police forces across the country, shows there have been more than 350 incidents since 2012.

Figures from British Transport Police (BTP) into incidents dealt with since 2012 placed Leeds fans in third-place, just after Chelsea and Manchester United fans.

The police reportedly dealt with 15 incidents of alleged racism involving Chelsea fans, 10 involving Manchester United supporters and 10 involving Leeds fans.

West Ham fans were involved in eight incidents while Arsenal and Portsmouth both had four.

It has also been revealed that Chelsea fans have been involved in the most number of reported racist incidents as they travelled to and from matches on trains.

It follows the high profile incident of a black man who was prevented from boarding a train in Paris by Chelsea fans as they sang a racist song.

The Show Racism The Red Card charity said the number of incidents shows that racism is still a problem within society.

Gavin Sutherland, campaign co-ordinator at Show Racism The Red Card, said: “This data from police forces around the UK shows that although football clubs have taken strong action against people using racist language inside stadiums, racism is a real problem within society.”

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