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Lithuanian Arrested for Monkey Chants At Nigeria’s D’ Tigers

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A Lithuanian fan has been arrested here for making racist monkey chants at Nigeria’s D’ Tigers.

Scotland Yard officials has confirmed that the 36-year-old man,
who was arrested during the Nigeria versus Lithuania basketball game at
the ExCel Centre of the Olympic Park, spent the night in police
custody.

One witness reported hearing monkey chants aimed against the
Nigerians as the game was in progress from the section mostly occupied
by the Lithuanian supporters.

“There was a whole block of men who were mostly drunk making that
noise. It seemed to go on for about an hour. The noise they were making
was deafening and was clearly monkey chants,” observed the witness.


They were not contented with the fact that their country was leading Nigeria, they wanted to show their race superiority too.

One of the stewards posted to the venue, similarly admitted to one of
the Lithuanians giving a Nazi salute on sighting two black staff of the
centre.

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“Our team leader went over to them to try to get them to calm down
but they didn’t, what can you do? We have no powers to arrest,” claimed
the steward.

But police authorities arrested the monkey chanting fan under the
Public Order Act and held him overnight in cell and was being questioned
as at press time last night.

Scotland Yard had launched the undercover operation following similar
complaints against the Lithuania on Sunday when they played Argentina
in their first basketball game which they lost.
A statement from Scotland spokesman Wednesday read: “Officers within
the basketball area arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of a
racially aggravated public order offence.

Press Attache to Team Nigeria, Tony Ubani, praised the police for promptly arresting the monkey chanting Lithuanian.
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Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis is a communicator, Journalist, blogger, business coach and, of course, a prolific writer. He has Dip (Journalism) and B.A. (History & International Relations) from the Lagos State University (LASU). The self-effacing young man has worked for national, regional and local newspapers. He had worked with THISDAY covered community news for ISLAND NEWS and corresponded with P.M. NEWS (evening tabloid). Presently, he is the editor of CITYPULSE MEDIA and senior correspondent of PHARMANEWS, West Africa foremost health and pharmaceutical journal.

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