01/17/2014 09:34 EST | Updated 03/19/2014 05:59 EDT

Football fan arrested for throwing pages of Qur’an during English league match

BIRMINGHAM, England - British police have arrested a football fan after pages were torn out of a Qur’an and thrown during a game.

West Midlands Police say the incident happened at the second-tier League Championship game between Birmingham and Middlesbrough on Dec. 7.

The force says the un-named 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred.

He has since been released on police bail and banned from attending any football matches while the investigation continues.