A SAINTS fan has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence.

The 27-year-old man was detained following Saints’ win over Tottenham Hotspur.

The man, from Southampton, allegedly carried out the offence as fans were leaving the stadium.

The incident is said to have happened in Britannia Road.

Saints came from behind with goals from Yan Valery and James Ward-Prowse to seal a 2-1 victory over their rivals.

A spokesperson from Hampshire Constabulary said: “A 27-year-old man from Southampton was arrested after the Southampton versus Tottenham match at St Mary’s Stadium on March 9, on suspicion of a public order offence.

“He was given an unconditional caution for using threatening/ abusive/ insulting words/ behaviour with intent to cause fear of/ provoke unlawful violence.”

Meanwhile, a fan who was at the game in the Kingsland stand reported offensive chanting to the stewards.

He said: “About five or ten minute into the game, a guy behind began chanting antisemitic chants about Spurs fans.

“I turned around and told him that it’s racist, and he and his friend started giving me stick.

“I carried on watching the match and they kept making snide remarks and claiming I was a Tottenham fan.

“They began with more chants of a similar content."

The fan, who wanted to remain anonymous, said the antisemtic chants made his "blood boil" and he reported the incident to the stewards just before half-time.

He added: “I went to the steward and he took me down to see if I could point out the guy, and I gave him their seat numbers.”

It was reported in the national media that “the club will be speaking to stewards on duty during the match to establish exactly what happened before deciding the appropriate course of action”.

The Daily Echo have approached the club and Kick It Out for their comments.

A spokesperson for Southampton FC said: "We have checked our steward reports from after the game and there was no report matching this description submitted."