Can You Help With This Appeal From The Northumbria Police?

News today that police want to speak to a Newcastle fan who is accused of racially abusing a Cardiff City player last season in south Wales.

We are putting this photograph of the wanted man out who at the time gave false details to police officers, according to Northumbria Police.

Police investigating racial abuse at the Magpies’ match in South Wales have now released an image of a man they want to speak to.

The man responsible for the comments was reported by another fan at the Cardiff game, and he was escorted out of the stadium by stewards.

Here is a photograph of the fan.

The details he provided to officers at the time were fake, and we wonder why documentation was not produced to show accurately who he was at that time?

Maybe he didn’t have any.

Police have themselves released the photograph above of the wanted man.

Anybody who knows him should contact the Northumbria Police on 101 extension 62290 or by emailing the investigating officer at


81 comments so far

  • Reilly

    Sep 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Racist scum.

  • Reilly

    Sep 5, 2017 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Northumbria Police?Verified account @northumbriapol 3m3 minutes ago
    That was quick… we’ve identified a male in a pic we circulated this afternoon following racial abuse at a #NUFC match. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jib

    Sep 5, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #3

    They identified him shortly after 6 this morning
    He’s probably in the bridewell on Forth Banks now

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 5, 2017 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #4

    caught in Ed’s white water, sorry for all the Reposts if people have already seen. Feel somewhat attached to one post as it took some typing.

    On Justin Barnes, I think him a result of Ashley needing to shift the goal posts to regain control at the club. When Rafa first came, he wanted control of football matters, and this was widely reported. It was assumed, by some press, when he took the job that this was the case. It turned out that this had not been agreed, but Rafa took the job, with this issue still under discussion, as there was no transfer window before the end of the season.
    I suspect Ashley was hoping Rafa would keep them up, then he could not deliver the promises of footballing control, Rafa could leave and hey presto, still in the premier league and no compo to pay. Just the view through my Ashley Bitterness (TM) shades.
    But unfortunately we get relegated and Ashley, for all his faults, hates seeing our club out of the top tier of football. So he sees keeping Rafa as the best way of achieving this. This means Rafa is holding some cards in the negotiation and so Ashley has to cede some control, giving Penfold’s remote control to Rafa. Now Rafa has a much bigger control in the club, and the Rafalution starts.
    Ashley now needs to reassert control, for whatever his reasons; and to this extent introduces Barnes. Now Ashley has given Rafa all he asked for, but has shifted the goal posts to take away the effectiveness of Rafa’s control.
    Likewise with the transfer spending. Rafa probably went to the blog school of football economics, and the conversation probably went something like this:

    Ashley: “You can have all the money generated by the club through promotion”
    Rafa: “So I’ll have about 60 to 80 million to spend on players”
    Ashley: “what was that Rafa, couldn’t quite understand you”
    Rafa: “So I have 80 million to spend”
    Ashley: “Still can’t understand”
    Rafa: “I’ll have 80 million to spend”
    Ashley: “yes”(note to self, remember to say I couldn’t understand his bad english when I agreed)
    Rafa: “Thanks Mike, we will really be able to take this club forward now”
    Ashley: “Fatspanishwaiterssaywhat”
    Rafa: “what”

    I just hope that Rafa calms down after his shafting and comes to the conclusion he can still work his dreams under the Ashley constraints. He’s got Ashleys number now. We could have told him from the start.

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 5, 2017 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #5

    and the other one:

    On Gamez, I think he’s here to stay as long as Rafa’s here at least. I think he was bought to be an old head in a young dressing room and is being groomed to move into a coaching role. So I don’t view him as a failed signing because he’s not played much, who knows what kind of postive effect he might be having on the team behind the scenes.

  • Tsunki

    Sep 5, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #6

    I wonder if they will ever catch…oh…

  • lesh

    Sep 5, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Police confirmed they’d received a lot of calls saying the man they wanted was Mike Ashley.

    Chancel, you might not be far off the reality in your suggestion that Barnes the Boot was brought in to reduce Rafa’s control over matters football. You’re learning but cynicism’s no bad thing.

  • Bambams

    Sep 5, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #8

    The Bridewell……That was some old Police Station Pilgrim Street.

    All known as custody suites nowadays.

    Anyway great result in apprehending the suspect.

    Ed well done mate

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 5, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Fifa are investigating ‘the finger of Dele’. British tv and PR cover up not working out as planned. But I’m sure it’s ok to flip a finger at refs in the english game, all the pundits think it nothing.

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 5, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #10

    lesh #7
    really hope that is true

  • posada

    Sep 5, 2017 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #11

    So, they detained him.
    Accepted a false name.
    Then let him go.

    They need help with their enquiries alright.
    probably need help with most things.

  • Tsunki

    Sep 5, 2017 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Yes Ossifer my name is Jeff. I’m from Benwell…..

  • posada

    Sep 5, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #13

    I don’t have a lot of time for the England football team.
    I hope Ali is in the brown stuff.

    We select players from the top six clubs. Then we put them in the usual 4/2/3/1 formation.
    It does not go well and we wonder why.

    I’ll tell you. It’s because the real talent that make it work at club level are not English.
    Erikson, Dembele, De Bruyne, Hazard, Silva and Continho.

    Joe Hart. Why does he work himself up into an agitated state before the game. Singing the anthem with his eyes closed and looking as if he is in pain. It’s so false it is comical.
    I never saw Charlton, Moore, Lineker etc doing that.

  • Hooded Claw

    Sep 5, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #14

    leave the singing to the fans and yes chuck the book at deli fanny

  • lesh

    Sep 5, 2017 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #15

    Tsunki @12

    Northumbria Police were all set to fly off to Spain to interview a suspect – someone they know well as a Walter Mitty type whose been everywhere, done everything and has occasionally vented nasty comments. They stood the flight down when they found out that Jib wasn’t at Cardiff on the day of the incident!

  • Markaccus

    Sep 5, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #16

    From a few articles ago….

    Sloberchops muslincloth may think differently once the mad serb elbows someone in an international match. Mitro can be a very good player, but if he keeps missing games due to stupidity, then no one can expect us to rely on him getting us goals.

  • Markaccus

    Sep 5, 2017 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Wow. An hour since the last comment before mine. Is everybody dead?

  • Markaccus

    Sep 5, 2017 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Its unfortunate to be stuck on an article with this Bong-eyed charver f#ckhead’s picture on it.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Sep 5, 2017 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Throw the book at alli!!

    Regarding mitro, it’s worth realising that his discipline issues don’t come to the fore for Serbia.

  • Krul To Be Kind

    Sep 5, 2017 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #20


    I would believe that’s because the pressure is off him in the national team and he doesn’t have to prove much to get a game… I personally put his wrongdoings in black and white down to getting fired up with his youthful exuberance and feeling like he has a point to prove.

  • lochinvar

    Sep 5, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #21

    No doubt the FA will step in and reprimand Ali for his disgraceful behaviour and FIFA will of course apply the appropriate retrospective ban. After all they wouldn’t want to be seen to discriminate against the follicly challenged, would they ? Funny how Ali who has history of poor discipline suddenly took to Twatter to defend himself saying it was all a joke.

    England midfielder Dele Alli says his middle-finger gesture during the World Cup qualifying win over Slovakia was aimed at team-mate Kyle Walker.
    Television pictures showed Tottenham’s Alli gesturing in the 77th minute of Monday’s 2-1 victory at Wembley.
    The incident occurred after he was body-checked by Martin Skrtel, and referee Clement Turpin waved play on.
    “Just to clarify, the gesture was a joke between me and my good friend Kyle Walker,” Alli, 21, wrote on Twitter.

  • bladeuser

    Sep 5, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #22

    If you don’t have any time for the England team don’t bloody comment on it then you unpatriotic tool

  • Krul To Be Kind

    Sep 5, 2017 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #23


    How do you know posada is English to be labelled unpatriotic? A fairly high percentage of the blogs participants AREN’T English and a lot of those that are don’t care much for international football…

    There’s a small village somewhere short 1 idiot… I urge you to fill the vacancy, your being argumentative for no reason whatsoever!

  • IITianToon

    Sep 5, 2017 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #24

    Ok let’s start with the weekend team discussion. What do you think the back 4 will be? I think Rafa is going to go:

    Manquilo- Lascelles-Lejeune- Clark

  • RUNAWAY777

    Sep 5, 2017 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Thank the fcck 20 days and iam out of this mad toon for a month

  • Tsunki

    Sep 5, 2017 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #26

    I think Lejeune will be a sub tbh. Be harsh as well to drop Mbemba after the last game

  • Tsunki

    Sep 5, 2017 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #27

    Bladeuser have you run out of other arguments?

  • hibbit

    Sep 5, 2017 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #28


    would rather be in the toon than turkey any time you’ll be board silly after a fortnight wishing you were back to watching the toon climb up the league going to the games in that beautiful black ST you just paid thousands for and your stuck in a stink hot hotel room waiting to go to work
    stay safe my friend LOL

  • Belfast

    Sep 5, 2017 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #29

    That’s Welsh Geordie, but you didn’t hear it from me.

  • Tsunki

    Sep 5, 2017 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #30

    Belfast – what the one who got abused?

  • toontaff2

    Sep 5, 2017 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #31

    Runaway, the closest I got to Turkey was Munchies in the Toon, after a match when Emre played well, you got extra food if you mentioned Emre!

  • Ron Knee

    Sep 5, 2017 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Clark and Mitro start tonight.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 5, 2017 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #33

    Shame Mitro wasn’t banned for internationals as well so his National boss could bollock him as well. How many more times must we here Rafa needs to give him a chance. He got a bloody chance last Saturday and he got a three match ban within six minutes, he was given chances last season, scored the odd few, didn’t give a to$$ in others and tried his hardest to get sent off against Wolves.

  • Ron Knee

    Sep 5, 2017 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #34
  • Belfast

    Sep 5, 2017 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #35

    Nope! That guy in the picture, but he twas calling himself Ben Dover that evening.

  • toontaff2

    Sep 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #36

    Shame Mitro wasn’t banned against Wales – both bloody times!

  • toontaff2

    Sep 5, 2017 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #37
  • Krul To Be Kind

    Sep 5, 2017 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #38


    Wish he was banned for tonight too, I’ve a feeling he’s gonna hurt ireland haha… I’ve a feeling he’s gonna throw Wales a lifeline tonight!!!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Sep 5, 2017 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #39

    It’s a good thing if Mitro has a great international run…

    …it will build up his confidence and bring down his frustration!

  • Krul To Be Kind

    Sep 5, 2017 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #40

    I’m hoping he gives a good account of himself tonight with but draws a blank… He won’t be getting any football for a while after this but Ireland need to win to keep any hope of topping the group… Lots of teams in this group at the same level, it’s an interesting one, no standout teams with Ireland Wales Austria and Serbia all in with a shout!


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