28/11/2012 11:41 GMT | Updated 28/11/2012 11:41 GMT

Sunderland Fan Arrested Over Racist Monkey Gesture At West Brom Player Romelu Lukaku

Police have arrested a Sunderland fan over alleged racist gestures directed at West Bromwich Albion striker, Romelu Lukaka on Saturday, reports the Sunderland Echo.

Lukaka was celebrating scoring his side's third goal in a 4-2 win when the man was photographed appearing to make a monkey gesture.

West Brom head coach, Steve Clarke, said there is "no place in the game or any walk of life" for racism, reports the Telegraph.

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Sunderland FC have said they operate a zero tolerance policy towards racism

The incident came on the same weekend that some West Ham United fans chanted anti-Semitic abuse at Tottenham supporters.

Some made Nazi salutes and hissing noises - mimicking the gassing of Jews in the Holocaust - as well as singing Adolf Hitler chants.

And last month a Chelsea fan Gavin Kirkham was arrested after he allegedly made a monkey gesture during the Blues' League Cup win against Manchester United.