A NEWCASTLE fan has been arrested after urinating on a statue of Sunderland legend Bob Stokoe outside the Stadium of Light, according to Thesun.
The memorial recreates the late Stokoe’s famous dance across Wembley’s turf after he had masterminded the club’s 1-0 FA Cup final victory over Leeds United.
Footage has been circulated on social media of a man wearing a Newcastle United change shirt carrying out the vile act.
Stokoe, ironically, is also a hero and an FA Cup winner on Tyneside.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “We are aware of a video circulating on social media which appears to show a man urinating on a memorial outside the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.
“This type of behaviour is totally unacceptable and a full investigation has been launched into the incident.
“A 21-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and remains in police custody at this time.
“We recognise that incidents of this nature can cause anger and frustration within our communities.
“We would ask everyone to please respect the ongoing investigation and refrain from anything that could jeopardise these live enquiries.”
A Sunderland Football Club spokesperson said on Monday: “This matter has been referred to the police and we will not be making any further comment at this moment in time.”