Liverpool fan banned for racist abuse of Patrice Evra

Guardian
• Phillip Gannon was seen doing a monkey impression• Gannon also abused disabled supportersA Liverpool fan has been given a four-year football banning order after he was found guilty of racially abusing his rival Manchester United supporters and their club captain Patrice Evra.Phillip Gannon, 58, was seen on live television doing a racially offensive monkey impression, Liverpool Magistrates' Court was told.The incident happened amid a volatile atmosphere at Anfield on 28 January this year when the two sides met in an FA Cup fourth round clash, Rob Girvan, prosecuting, told the court.It was the first game between the Premier League rivals since an eight-match ban was imposed on the Liverpool striker Luis Suárez after the FA found him guilty of racially abusing Evra.In the 23rd minute of the game, the TV camera panned over fans in the lower...

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