Racist fans 'should go to prison'

A PREMIERSHIP football boss says racist fans should be jailed in the wake of an incident which saw Blackpool player Jason Euell suffer abuse.

The Seasiders captain was racially abused during last week's Carling Cup game against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.

And now Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has let rip against the thugs who he says threaten to ruin the sport.

He said: "That is disgusting – there's no place for that in the game.

"Surely we can't have that sort of behaviour now?

"Anyone who does it should be put in prison – not banned from football.

"Stick them where they belong, in the nut-house. It's wrong."

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway also called for action over the chanting calling the person who made the remark "an absolute disgrace of a human being."

A 47-year-old man was arrested and taken into custody. He has now been released pending inquiries.

Blackpool FC Club Secretary Matt Williams told The Gazette the player is now keen to put the incident behind him.