Liverpool fan given 4-year ban for racial abuse
A Liverpool fan has been banned from football for four years
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 sides.
The normally heated atmosphere was even more volatile because it
was the first match between the clubs since Liverpool forward Luis
Suarez was banned for eight matches 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 fine of 180 pounds ($280) as well as 300 pounds ($467) in
Gannon is also banned from Liverpool city center for four hours
before and after a match.