Middlesbrough fan arrested for allegedly urinating in QPR keeper's water bottle
A Middlesbrough fan has been arrested for allegedly urinating in the opposition team goalkeeper's water bottle, police said.
The supporter was facing a ban from watching his team following the incident at Queens Park Rangers' Loftus Road ground during Boro's 3-0 away win.
Video shared on social media showed a man throw a water bottle onto the pitch behind the QPR goal.
Fans talking about the incident on a forum indicated the bottle may have been taken earlier by a pitch invader.
I've been asked by a few followers and can confirm the so called @Boro fan who urinated in the @QPRFC goalie bottle was arrested by colleagues from @MPSFootballUnit disgusting act and I will do all I can to remove him from attending Boro games again I'm sure @FSF_FairCop agrees— Cleveland Football (@ClePolFootball) January 21, 2018
Cleveland Police's dedicated football officer said on Twitter: "I've been asked by a few followers and can confirm the so called @Boro fan who urinated in the @QPRFC goalie bottle was arrested by colleagues from @MPSFootballUnit
"Disgusting act and I will do all I can to remove him from attending Boro games again."
The Metropolitan Police's football unite said via its Twitter account that a man was charged with throwing an item onto the pitch and will face court.
After an investigation @MPSFootballUnit can confirm that the male arrested at the @QPRFC v @Boro game yesterday has been charged with throwing an item on to the pitch. The male has been bailed and will appear at court next month.— MPS Football Unit (@MPSFootballUnit) January 21, 2018
Last month, a Sunderland fan was ejected from the Stadium of Light after he was reported to have defecated on his seat -- although police later said he was merely drunk.