Three men held in ‘racist chants’ probe

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Three men have been arrested by police investigating alleged racist chanting directed at Rotherham United’s manager during their League One match at Gillingham.

The trio – aged 24, 27 and 57 – were held on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and freed on police bail until May 7, Kent Police said.

It is alleged some Gillingham fans chanted racist abuse at Rotherham boss Steve Evans
during his side’s pulsating 4-3 
win over the Gills at the
MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Saturday.

Second-half sub Tom Hitchcock helped Rotherham clinch victory with a 21-minute hat-trick late on to consolidate third
place.

Scots-born Evans, who has also managed Crawley Town and Boston United, was seen talking to police following the game.