Two Burnley fans arrested for making Nazi salutes towards Tottenham supporters during Premier League clash

After being caught on film doing a Nazi salute against Tottenham supporters during their match on Sunday May 13, two Burnley fans were detained for discriminatory gestures.

One supporter was seen making the racist gesture at Spurs supporters at the Tottenham Stadium in viral footage uploaded online, while another next to him mimicked sobbing.

After Tottenham supporters complained, stewards removed the people from the stadium.

Two Burnley fans arrested for making Nazi salutes towards Tottenham supporters during Premier League clash (photos)

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that two men have been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence. 

Met Police said via The Metro: ‘During the Tottenham v Burnley match on Sunday, 15 May, officers were alerted to two men who had been ejected from the Burnley section of the stadium.

‘Both men were subsequently arrested by Met officers on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence. They have been taken into custody.’

Both Premier League clubs addressed the arrests in statements on social media, saying they are supporting the police in their investigation. 

A Burnley statement read: ‘We can confirm there have been three arrests in the away end today following reports of discrimination.

‘This is now a police investigation and, collectively, we will work with Tottenham Hotspur, Met Police and Lancs Police on this matter.’

An earlier Tottenham statement read: ‘The club can confirm two visiting supporters have been identified and arrested following discriminatory gestures at today’s match.

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