Posh fan is refused entry to South Africa
A PETERBOROUGH fan was refused entry into South Africa because of his history of violence.
The 42-year-old man, believed to be from the Peterborough area, who had travelled out to South Africa to watch some of the World Cup games, was detained at the hosts’ airport on Saturday.
But a check from airport officials revealed the man, who is believed to be a Posh sup- porter, had a history of inciting racial violence and he was sent back home to England.
A South African Police Service spokeswoman said the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was expected to land back in the UK yesterday, after being refused entry.
She said: “Another joint operation between the SAPS crime intelligence division and the Department of Home Affairs resulted in a British subject being refused entry into South Africa via OR Thambo International Airport yesterday.
“The 42-year-old male landed in Johannesburg on a flight from Heathrow Airport and immigration officials intercepted and detained him.
“This individual has a history of inciting racially motivated violence at sporting events.
“It was thus decided that he would pose a threat to public order and that he should be prohibited from entering South Africa.
“The man was repatriated to the UK on Saturday night.”
He was not subject to a banning order and was therefore not prohibited from travelling.
The UK has an information sharing agreement with the South African authorities.