Football fan banned for racially abusing Bolton boss and players

Philip Ward who has been sewrved with a three-year football banning order after racially abusing players during the Bolton Wanderers Vs Burnley game on 11 February 2014.
Philip Ward who has been sewrved with a three-year football banning order after racially abusing players during the Bolton Wanderers Vs Burnley game on 11 February 2014.
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A TYLDESLEY man has been banned from attending football matches for three years after racially abusing players and managers.

Bolton Wanderers fan Philip Ward, 32, unleashed a tirade of racist abuse that was directed at players and the manager of Bolton, Dougie Freedman, during the Trotters Championship match at the Reebok Stadium on February 11 this year.

Ward, of of Tintern Avenue, was observed by a steward, who was operating as a plain clothes spotter, to shout racist abuse at two players in relation to their ethnicity and at Freedman in relation to his nationality.

PC Rob Smith, from GMP’s Force Events Section, said: “Philip Ward and people of his ilk – whose bigot mind-sets - are out of place and touch with decent members of our society.”