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Young Wrexham fan handed three-year football banning order

A 21-year-old Wrexham fan has been banned from attending football matches for three years due to abusive chanting towards Tranmere Rovers supporters.

The incident took place during the League Two match between Wrexham and Tranmere on March 16 at the Racecourse Ground.

Wrexham fan found guilty in Magistrates Court

Before the match on March 16, local police regarded the head-to-head clash as ‘high risk’ due to disorder between the two teams in 2003, which led to 30 fans being jailed.

For this year’s game, Daniel Thomas Monk, 21, was found guilty of a racially aggravated public order offence in Wrexham Magistrates’ Court. The court case took place on Tuesday, April 3, and heard that Monk shouted “dirty Scouse b*****ds”. He also shouted “dirty English b*****ds”, along with other Wrexham supporters.

Court hearing details and fine

Monk’s abuse was picked up by the police on their body cameras. As a result, Monk was arrested at the ground. The young Wrexham fan is now banned from attending matches for three years and has been ordered to pay a £768 fine.

Alex McKenzie defended the young fan in court and said that his behaviour was “out of character” and that he was “genuinely very sorry”. McKenzie also claimed that similar remarks were made by other members of the group Monk was with, and that Tranmere fans also made abusive comments.

Match result

Tranmere beat Wrexham 1-0 on March 16, thanks to a 16th minute goal from Luke Norris. The Welsh club currently occupy third place in League Two, which is the last automatic promotion spot. Meanwhile, Tranmere are 17th in the table, 13 points above the relegation zone.


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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