Millwall fan gets 5-year ban for abuse

February 27, 2013
By Associated Press
LONDON -- An English soccer fan who racially abused former Senegal striker El Hadji Diouf during a game has been banned from attending soccer matches for five years.

Gerrard Scanlon, a 53-year-old delivery driver from north London, had already been banned for life by Millwall from all matches at The Den, the club's stadium. Television footage showed Diouf, who plays for Leeds, being subjected to racist chants and taunts throughout the second-tier League Championship game on Nov. 18.
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