Liverpool fan given 4-year ban for racial abuse
A Liverpool soccer fan has been banned from for four years from
Liverpool and England games after being found guilty of racially
abusing Manchester United captain Patrice Evra.
Phillip Gannon was seen on live television making a racially
offensive monkey gesture during the FA Cup fourth-round match
between the teams.
The normally heated atmosphere was even more volatile because it
was the first game between the clubs since Liverpool’s Luis Suarez
drew an eight-match ban for racially abusing Evra.
On Friday, Liverpool Magistrates’ court banned the 58-year-old
Gannon from all Liverpool and England games and ordered him to pay
a $280 fine as well as $467 in prosecution costs. Gannon is also
banned from Liverpool city center for four hours before and after a