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Fan who racially abused Abraham banned for four years

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A fan who made monkey gestures at Abraham and spat at rival fans has been banned from seeing games for four years, as per Sky Sports.

Tammy Abraham was subjected to racist abuse when he scored a hatrick against Wolves back in September last year.

And now, the perpetrator, Wolves season ticket holder Josef Smith has been given a four year ban from attending games.

During Chelsea’s 5-2 win over Wolves back in September, Smith appeared to curl his fists and place them under his armpits in a chimp like behavior and also appeared to spit at fans, according to footage.

However, the Wolves fan claimed he had made a “get back” gesture which was wrongly misinterpreted.

He also claimed to the magistrates that he had a bad sneeze that was mistaken for a spittle aimed at Chelsea fans.

Dudley Magistrates’ Court heard evidence from two other Molineux season ticket holders, including one who claimed Smith’s gesture appeared to be aimed at black players on the pitch.

Two Wolves fans confirmed they believe Smith’s chants were racially inclined and the spittle looked deliberate as well.

Passing sentence, chairman of the bench Arthur Wheldon told Smith he would have to serve a four-year football banning order.

Since then, Abraham and many other stars have called on the Premier League to take multiple measures to curb racism in football.

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