Police probing racist abuse at northeast derby


SUNDERLAND, England (AP) -Police are investigating an allegation of racist abuse by a fan during the northeast derby between Sunderland and Newcastle in the Premier League.

Northumbria Police said there was a report of racist language "used by a supporter in one area of the stadium" in Sunday's match, which finished 1-1 at the Stadium of Light.

Police praised the behavior of both sets of fans, despite 15 people being arrested from a crowd of almost 50,000.

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