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CCTV released in Bristol Rovers race abuse probe

CCTV of man at Bristol Rovers match
Image caption Police want to speak to the man seen in CCTV footage

CCTV of a man police want to speak to about a racial abuse incident during a Bristol Rovers match has been released.

Dartford keeper Jason Brown, 32, said he was verbally abused during the match at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday.

Avon and Somerset Police said they were "investigating" the incident. The Football Association has also launched an investigation.

A spokesman said "anti-social behaviour ... is not tolerated" at matches in the Avon and Somerset Police area.

"I ask any Bristol Rovers fan that knows this idiot and the steward please go and report him don't let him bring down your fantastic club," Mr Brown said on Twitter.

Image copyright Neil Brookman
Image caption Jason Brown said he was racially abused by a home fan during the game

"I really and truly appreciate all the support I am getting not only from my own supporters but from Bristol Rovers."

Former Aberdeen and Gillingham keeper Brown has spoken publicly against racism in football and has previously questioned the effectiveness of anti-discrimination group Kick It Out.

The incident comes after six fans were jailed for their part in a pitch invasion at the end of last season.

An investigation was also launched after a confrontation between a player and fan during a match at Braintree in Essex last month.

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