Police probing racist abuse at northeast derby

Police are investigating an allegation of racist abuse by a fan

during the northeast derby between Sunderland and Newcastle in the

Premier League.

Northumbria Police said there was a report of racist language

”used by a supporter in one area of the stadium” in Sunday’s

match, which finished 1-1 at the Stadium of Light.

Police praised the behavior of both sets of fans, despite 15

people being arrested from a crowd of almost 50,000.