Fan banned from St. James' Park after admitting using abusive language

11 February 2011 05:14
Newcastle are to ban a fan who admitted using abusive language at St James' Park.[LNB]Steven Hogg, 49, of Blackhill Crescent, Gateshead, was fined ?200 and ordered to pay a further ?100 in costs and victim surcharge by Newcastle magistrates on Thursday after pleading guilty to a charge of using threatening, abusive or insulting language.[LNB]Mr Hogg was not handed a football banning order as requested by police.[LNB]Hogg was arrested during the 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat by Blackburn on November 10.[LNB] St James' Park: Newcastle have banned one of their fans from attending games[LNB] The club's head of security, Steve Storey, said in a statement on the club website: 'We are very disappointed that the magistrates did not see fit to support our efforts to try and stamp out racism at football by issuing a banning order.[LNB]'But irrespective of this, the club will be banning Hogg from St James' Park for a period of time which is yet to be determined.[LNB]'Persistent foul and abusive language is not acceptable at football matches. There is no excuse whatsoever for the use of racist language.[LNB]'Such behaviour is a breach of ground regulations, which may lead to ejection and a ban from the ground.[LNB]'It also may constitute a criminal offence which may result in arrest, prosecution, a football banning order and a criminal conviction.[LNB]'The club is determined to stamp out such behaviour and take firm action against any offending supporter.'[LNB] Northern Exposure: Welcome to Newcastle's Plan D... From ?35m Andy Carroll to the Finnish journeyman without a clubLiverpool: We have the technology, that's why Carroll is our... ?35m manBLACKBURN v Newcastle: Fully fit Santa Crux poised for return to starting XIAll the latest Newcastle news, features and opinion[LNB]  Explore more:Places: Newcastle

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