Leeds football club Guiseley AFC bans a fan as police investigate claims the player’s bottle was urinated on
The anonymous supporter was identified by his club after a video of him seeming to swap the bottle in Warrington Town goalkeeper Tony Thompson’s goal has been shared online.
The Warrington Thompson stopper, 28, was sent off in the FA Trophy clash with Guiseley on Saturday after confronting the supporter and squirting liquid in his direction.
Video widely shared on social media appears to show a fan jumping over billboards and swapping a sports drink that was in Thompson’s lens with an identical bottle.
The caption reads: “P*ssed in keeper’s juice.”
Cheshire Police are reportedly investigating the incident which resulted in a long delay during the game at Warrington’s Cantilever Park.
Guiseley AFC, who play in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, the seventh tier of English football, today said the fan who entered the pitch had been identified.
The club added that he had been banned from all home and away matches with immediate effect after asking other supporters for information.
The statement read: “Once we have received footage of the Warrington Town match, we will continue our efforts to identify the individual’s accomplices and take the necessary action against them.
“Guiseley AFC Supporters’ Club have also banned this person from traveling with their coaches on match day.”
The club said it had submitted all available evidence to the police and would review the length of the ban once the fan’s full involvement in the incident is determined.
Thompson tweeted after the game, “Today I fell in love with GAME!
“I’ve been called a lot of names, but someone pissing in my bottle, I drink it and then they tell me I had no right to react because I’m a player, it’s is outrageous.
“This person put my family’s health at risk and made me sick.”
Warrington Town said in a statement: “It goes without saying that the incident is deplorable and has no place in non-League football, football or society at large.
“We have also been contacted by Cheshire Police regarding the incident.”
Cheshire Police have been contacted for comment.
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