Racist fans sentenced24 February 2005

A Lincoln City fan has been fined and banned from attending future games after being found guilty of racist chanting. John-Joe McGovern, 18, of Lincoln in England was arrested at the Cambridge United verse Lincoln City game on 30 October 2004.

Elsewhere, Robert McBride of Midlothian, Scotland, was fined £250 after he racially abused Hearts star Mark de Vries during a match against Glasgow Rangers at Ibrox. The punishment would have been much more sever had he not confessed to his shameful behaviour. However, his conviction may also result in a lifetime ban from Ibrox.