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While the Mark Clattenburg case drags on, it appears that the other racism row the club was involved in last week is already beginning to come to a close. A 28-year-old Chelsea supporter, named as Gavin Kirkham, was photographed making what appeared to be a racist gesture towards Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck during the clubs' League Cup clash on Wednesday, now detectives from Scotland Yard have confirmed that the man has been arrested for a public order offence:

He was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated Section 4a Public Order Act offence and currently remains in custody at the west London police station. Inquiries continue.

-Source: Telegraph.

The evidence would seem to indicate that this is an open and shut case rather than a he said/she said situation, so I can't imagine that case will last very long. It's difficult to see Mr. Kirkham mounting a coherent defence either, and hopefully when the courts are done with him Chelsea will ban him from Stamford Bridge.

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