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Man arrested in Scotland for racially abusing Ghanaian midfielder Buaben

Published on: 19 March 2014
Buaben was racially abused in Scotland

A man has been arrested in Scotland for racially abusing Ghanaian midfielder Prince Buaben who plays for top-flight side Partick Thistle.

The 42-year-old was ejected from the Jackie Husband Stand and arrested during the club's match against Hibernian at Firhill stadium on Saturday.

It is understood that Prince Buaben, a Ghanaian central midfielder currently on loan from Carlisle United, was the target of the alleged behaviour.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said the man was detained in connection with alleged offences under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012.

A club statement said: "Partick Thistle does not accept racism, sectarianism, homophobia or bigotry of any kind and anybody found to be using such language will be ejected and banned from attending games in the stadium. There is no place for bigotry at Firhill."

A Crown Office spokesman said: "The Procurator Fiscal at Glasgow has received a report regarding an incident involving a 42-year-old man that allegedly occurred in Glasgow on 15 March.

"The report remains under consideration of the Procurator Fiscal".


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