Norwich City have confirmed that a supporter has been banned from attending games at Carrow Road for three years after throwing a dangerous object onto the field of play.
The Canaries played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Tottenham, failing to hold onto the lead twice after Mario Vrancic’s opener and Serge Aurier’s own goal.
But as we’re unfortunately being accustomed to in the modern game, there was an incident during the game that saw an object thrown at the players from the stands. The individual responsible will now pay the price after being identified by the club, with a police investigation to their antics ongoing.
A supporter has been banned following an incident during the weekend’s game against Tottenham Hotspur. Full statement ⬇
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In a short statement on their official website, the club said: “Norwich City Football Club can confirm that a home supporter was arrested and has been subsequently banned from attending games at Carrow Road following an incident during the weekend’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur.
“The supporter was identified and later arrested after throwing a dangerous object on to the field of play during the first half of the game.
“The incident is being investigated by Norfolk Police, whilst the club have immediately banned the supporter from attending games at Carrow Road for a three-year period. Norwich City continues to operate a strict zero-tolerance policy on unacceptable and discriminatory behaviour.”
This latest misdemeanour adds to this season’s catalogue of unwanted moments, with several instances of racism reported across grounds throughout the United Kingdom during the 2019/20 campaign. There have also been cases of anti-semitic chanting, throwing of objects and online abuse, with trouble also spewing out across Europe and the world.
On the field, Norwich are also in trouble – with their Premier League future perilous after a string of inconsistent results. Daniel Farke’s side are rooted to the bottom of the table after Watford’s recent resurgence, and seem unable to keep things tight at the back, despite earning plaudits for their style of play going forward.
In Teemu Pukki, they have a reliable goal source, but Norwich will know that they will need to support the Finn’s efforts in front of goal to have any chance of avoiding being relegated back to the Championship at the first time of asking.