Racial Abuse Rears Its Ugly Head – This Time At Cheick Tiote

It seems that racial abuse reared its ugly head again at the Emirates on Monday night.

Cheick Tiote – in action on Monday night

The news is that at about 67 minutes into the game an Arsenal  fan behind one of the goals was shouting racial laced stuff  at Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote.

And TV cameras zoned in on one supporter shouting racist remarks, or so it is alleged, and the FA are to look into the situation.

A spokesman for the FA confirmed there would be a review of the incident as he said:

“The FA are aware of the incident and we will be looking into this.”

The verbal abuse  was picked up by a sports journalist at the game, and he got the facts through Twitter, as fans were witnessing the fan shouting abuse from behind the goal.

Arsenal are now reviewing their CCTV and TV footage of  Arsenal – Newcastle game on Monday night and will be anxious to track down the supporter.

A club spokesman said this on the Arsenal web-site:

“Arsenal Football Club does not tolerate any form of abusive or anti-social behaviour. We will act with zero tolerance to any unacceptable behaviour.

“We are currently reviewing all TV and CCTV footage from Monday night’s match and if any individual is found to be acting in an abusive manner, they face a ban from Emirates Stadium and we will pass all evidence to the police.”

The 25-year-old midfielder was born in Cote d’Ivoire, and was signed by Newcastle  from Dutch side FC Twente for £3.5M in August 2010, after being tracked by Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr, for a couple of years.

And Cheick  has turned out to be a wonderful buy for the Magpies, and he is a very popular player Tyneside.

But it’s now a little worrying that the alleged abuse is  the fourth time in five months that Newcastle players  have been the targets of alleged racial abuse from fans.

In February, two 17-year-old were found guilty of racially abusing Newcastle winger Sammy Ameobi on Twitter, and  were given final warnings by Northumbria police.

And Shola Ameobi, Sammy’s older brother has been targeted by racists on Facebook.

And  Peter Copeland, 29, of Durham, was given an 18-month suspended sentence for posting racist stuff about Newcastle’s Demba Ba on Facebook.

There is zero tolerance for this kind of stuff, and there’s no place for it in today’s world.

In fact one of things I am most proud of about this site, which has run almost five years now,  is that we have Newcastle fans from all over the world, and from all different religions and ethnic backgrounds, as our readers.

There’s no place for racial abuse in today’s world, believe me.

10 comments so far

  • Beattie25

    Mar 15, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #1

    Chiek would destroy the man who shouted racial abuse. I bet it wasn’t aimed at Tiote. Who in their right mind would call a walking tank a name? He mustve been shouting at sagna?!

  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 15, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Here Here Ed

  • cheick Norris

    Mar 15, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #3

    there’s no place in society for this ignorance. i bet the person shouting abuse was a bloody foreigner

  • benarfa23

    Mar 15, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #4

    ayone else notice that HBA switch from nike to adidas?
    when the first time he did that?
    and why?

  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 15, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Off the Current topic,

    Here is my opinion on Cabaye.

    The lads looks short of a yard.

    Start of the season he looked sharp, and dangerous on the ball. I think the pace of the league is catching up with him, he just needs time to settle and adjust 100%.

    I think the first half the other night was better tactically but Pardew Bottled it second half, I like Pardew and think he has done an outstanding job this season of getting us challenging for Europe, but the fact remains he has the resources in the squad to justify being there. its no fluke, we deserve to be where we are, and but for some shoddy tactics at times and errors on the field we would be slighlty higher imo.

    I think Pardew (as much as im a fan of his) Needs to take the 4-3-3 approach against Norwivh, WE NEED TO HAMMER THEM. We are overdue a 4 -5 goal win and if we play to our strengths we can pass them off the park on Sunday. The squad needs it too.

    Team For Sunday (2 variations)


    There is enough graft in there to cover the bleeding full backs and if not then swap Santon for raylor or Simo For raylor, Its only Norwich (no disrespect-they beat us with no CB’S and set pieces) not Man City!! If we are going to try it ever then try it NOW.

    We are at home……Against a weaker side, We need to dominate the ball and embarrass them this week. It will lift us massively for the run it.

    COME ON PARDS do it!

  • Beattie25

    Mar 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #6

    I think racist are the biggest peices of shit in the world. How can you hate someone for the colour of their skin?

    I hate people cos theyre shit at football regardless of skin tone. Simmo and Willo I hate in equal measures.

    The world should be rid of racism but not hatred, not until these 2 leave nufc anyway.

  • Meeks135

    Mar 15, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #7

    3 cheick Norris // Mar 15, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    there’s no place in society for this ignorance. i bet the person shouting abuse was a bloody foreigner


    Wow – something very wrong with this statement! Think about your words before you use them! If you need this explained………

  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 15, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #8

    @Chieck Norris

    Such an Idiotic comment you FOOL

    think about what you are typing Id apologise before I personally Complain to Ed about that

  • Toon666

    Mar 15, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #9

    @Meeks135 and @Colo-Sus

    I think you have completely misjudged cheick Norris’ comment

    It seems the tongue in cheek irony has gone COMPLETELY over your heads……..lighten up guys – the comment was MEANT to be a dig at racists (unless I am very much mistaken)

  • blissna

    Mar 15, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Chieks post was subtle brilliance hehe.

    People say things at matches to put other players off. I don’t see the big deal to be fair. Yes racism is sh1t, but I’m not morally whiter than white (seriously no pun intended). I call my mates worse than shit for a laugh and I get the same back. When did the world get so f*****g sensitive.


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