Saturday 26 May 2018

Sunderland fan arrested for being drunk did not defecate on seat, - say police

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The Stadium of Light

Tom Wilkinson

A 17-year-old Sunderland fan who was arrested for being drunk at the match on Saturday did not defecate on his seat, police have said.

Reports on message boards stated the fan - whose team have not won at home for almost a year - pulled down his pants and used his seat as a toilet during the 3-1 defeat to Reading.

A photograph of the teenager with his pants down in full view of disgusted fellow fans circulated on social media.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "Further to media reports reporting a fan defecated on his seat during the Sunderland v Reading match on Saturday, police would like to clarify that this was not the case."

The force said the 17-year-old was arrested for being drunk in a sports ground and "had been dealt with appropriately". The spokeswoman added: "At no point did he defecate on his seat."

A club spokesman said on Sunday said the matter was in the hands of Northumbria Police.

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