Suspect bailed in Adeyemi case
A man arrested on suspicion of racially abusing Oldham defender Tom Adeyemi during an FA Cup tie against Liverpool has been released on bail.
Last Updated: 09/01/12 8:12am
A man arrested on suspicion of racially abusing Oldham defender Tom Adeyemi during an FA Cup tie against Liverpool at Anfield has been released on bail.
The 20-year-old, from Aintree, was arrested by Merseyside Police on Saturday on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence, but has now been released on bail pending further inquiries.
Adeyemi, 20, who is on loan from Norwich, seemed close to tears after something was shouted from the Kop late in the second half of the match on Friday night.
The right-back had to be consoled by his team-mates as well Reds' players Dirk Kuyt and Steven Gerrard after the incident in the FA Cup third-round fixture and Liverpool, who won the match 5-1, said they were also investigating the incident.
The club issued a statement saying it was continuing to work closely with the police to establish the facts surrounding the incident while Gordon Taylor, chief executive of the Professional Footballers Association, said he had spoken to Adeyemi about the incident.
He said: "We can confirm that he was the victim of racist abuse towards the end of the Liverpool v Oldham FA Cup tie last Friday evening.
"This abuse came from a spectator sitting in the Kop section of the ground.
"Tom has given a full witness statement to the Merseyside police regarding the incident and will continue to assist the police fully in their enquiries."