LATEST NEWS: Man arrested after alleged racist ‘monkey’ chant at Sunderland vs West Brom

PROBE ... as a Sunderland fan appears to make a monkey gesture at West Brom's  Romelu Lukaku.

PROBE ... as a Sunderland fan appears to make a monkey gesture at West Brom's Romelu Lukaku.

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A MAN has been arrested after a black footballer was allegedly racially abused at the Stadium of Light.

Police launched an investigation after a fan was caught on camera allegedly making a ‘monkey’ gesture to West Brom’s Romelu Lukaku during the Black Cats 4-2 defeat on Sunday.

The alleged incident was snapped after the Belgian striker scored his side’s third goal against Sunderland..

Officers investigating the allegations have confirmed that a 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of racial aggravation and intentional harassment.