A Middlesbrough football (soccer) fan has been arrested for urinating in opposition Queens Park Rangers, QPR, goalkeeper Alex Smithie’s water bottle and throwing it back to him during the English Football League, EFL, Championship match between both teams at Loftus Road, Shepherds Bush, yesterday afternoon.
The incident was caught on video and later shared with fans on social media. The man has been charged with throwing an item onto the pitch and faces court
Cleveland Police confirmed the arrest and described the event as a ‘disgusting act’.
The Metropolitan Police said a man was charged with throwing an item on to the pitch and will face court.
The force’s football unit tweeted:
“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.”
The reports do not indicate whether the QPR goalkeeper, Alex Smithie, went on to drink from the bottle.
Middlesbrough went on to win the match 3-0.
Cleveland Football @ClePolFootball tweeted :
“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”
Last month, a Sunderland fan was ejected from the Stadium of Light after he was thought to have defecated on his seat – police later said he was merely drunk.