A Tottenham fan has been banned from football matches for four years for throwing a banana skin at an Arsenal player who is black.
Averof Panteli was found guilty of a “targeted gesture” aimed at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a “racial element.”
Aubameyang was celebrating scoring a goal in front of visiting Tottenham fans at Emirates Stadium on Dec. 2.
Panteli, who lives in Norwich, got a 4-year ban and was ordered to pay £635 ($800) in fines and court costs.
He pleaded guilty to throwing a missile but denied racist intent.
Tottenham imposed a lifetime ban on Panteli.
The incident was one of a number of events that renewed a debate about racism in English football.