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“Banning order following fan’s racist outburst at Harriers game”

KidderminsterHarriersA FOOTBALL fan who made racist comments to a Kidderminster Harriers player has been banned from attending UK matches for the next three years.

Nathan Sprengel made the comments to Harriers striker Amari Morgan-Smith during the side’s clash with Alfreton Town at Aggborough last month.

The 34-year-old defendant, of Woodfield Road, South Normanton, Derbyshire, received the Football Banning Order after admitting racially aggravated harassment at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court.

Sprengel, who was in the away end during the match, also received a £470 fine and was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £47 victim surcharge.

The abuse was reported to the referee in charge of the Blue Square Bet Conference Premier clash which Harriers won 3-1.

Shortly after the match, Morgan-Smith tweeted: “So was racially abused today when will this stuff stop.”

Both clubs were said to have “co-operated fully” with the joint West Mercia Police and the Derbyshire Constabulary investigation.

“We take the use of racist language and behaviour extremely seriously,” said Wyre Forest District Inspector Paul Crowley.

“It is completely unacceptable and, as this case shows, we will take action against offenders.

 “Both clubs have co-operated fully with the investigation as, like us, they understand racism has no place in today’s game and the importance of kicking it out of football all together.”
Article from the Worcester Evening News

Protest against the EDL – Bristol (14 July 2012)

Decent report from Standing Stone’s blog on yesterday’s events in Bristol and an updated report from EDLNews “EDL Bristol demo decends into gay bashing and racism“. Post demo reports continue at Bristol indymedia.



BNP suffer massive defeat in Worcester

Carl Martin Mason the British National Party candidate for the Nunnery ward in Worcester suffered a massive defeat last night in the local elections by only managing to scrape together a pathetic (but very heartening!) 150 votes compared with overall winner’s Labour who took 1011 votes.

The conservatives also lost overall control of the city.

Last month Mr Mason and an equally rabid sidekick stormed into the Worcester college of Technology demanding that the college flew a union jack outside the building rather than an EU flag. The pair quickly scarpered when security were called.

“Rachel Gower, head of communications at Worcester College of Technology, returned to her office to find Carl Mason and another man waiting to film him presenting her with the nation’s flag. She called the stunt an “act of intimidation.”


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