Sheffield United bans fans for 'town full of Isis' chant at Bradford City supporters

Sheffield United has banned some of its fans following an investigation into Isis chants aimed at Bradford City supporters.

The alleged racism took place at Sheffield United's League One Yorkshire derby with Bradford earlier this month.

A Blades season ticket holder, Ramon Mohamed, 55, told the Yorkshire Post:

I was disgusted. I could make out they were singing ‘You’re just a town full of Isis’ towards the Bradford fans.

It’s like a return to the dark ages. It saddens me that I’m talking about this but racism moves in mysterious ways and takes new forms.

Using CCTV, officials managed to identify a number of individuals from recent home and away fixtures, citing inappropriate language and incidents where smoke bombs were thrown.

In a statement on the club's website on Friday, a spokesperson said a dossier of information has been handed to police and the FA.

Safety officer Steve Hicks said in the release:

Quite simply we are determined to bring to a swift end this inappropriate behaviour by a group of fans.

This week's banning orders indicate that we are wheedling out the troublemakers and we will continue to do so to protect the reputation of the Club and the impact on other fans.

The FA is also looking into the incident at Bramall Lane. Sheffield United stressed that it's an "inclusive family and community orientated club".

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