A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence after Oldham footballer Tom Adeyemi was allegedly abused by fans during an FA Cup game against Liverpool.
The man, from Aintree, is being questioned by officers from Merseyside Police who are investigating the incident which took place in the second half of the match at Anfield on Friday night.
Late in the FA Cup third-round fixture Adeyemi, a 20-year-old on loan at Oldham from Norwich, appeared to take offence at something shouted from the Kop.
A police spokesman said: "Merseyside Police can confirm that tonight a 20-year-old man from the Aintree area of Merseyside has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence following an incident at Anfield on Friday evening.
"The man is currently in custody being interviewed by detectives."
Liverpool, who won the match 5-1, said they are also investigating the incident.
The club issued a statement earlier on Saturday evening saying it was continuing to work closely with the police to establish the facts surrounding the incident.