Bolton striker reports racist abuse during Millwall game

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BOLTON striker Marvin Sordell has alleged that he was the subject of racist abuse during Millwall's 2-1 win over Bolton at The Den on Saturday.

The 21-year-old says he and teammates Darren Bratley, Benik Afobe and Lee Chung-Yong "had all sorts of things said to us" while they were warming up during the match.

He tweeted: "The police were standing yards away and did nothing."

"It's 2012 in England and people are still shouting racial abuse at a football game!? #shocked"

The former Watford youngster says he has reported what he heard to the authorities.

A Millwall statement read: "We are investigating allegations made by Marvin Sordell that he was subjected to racial abuse by an individual whilst warming up as a substitute.

"The two clubs remain determined to do everything in their power to ensure that racist behaviour will not be tolerated.

"We will be speaking to the police and the match officials on this matter but no further comment will be made until this process has been completed and the investigations have been concluded."

The Football Association have also confirmed that they will be launching an investigation into the claims.



2 thoughts on “Bolton striker reports racist abuse during Millwall game

  • October 7, 2012 at 10:49

    Can't win on the pitch despite cheating & now coz it's en vogue they cheat off it by playing the race card. Can't wait for the nigels in a fortnight! Loud & proud wall!!!

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  • October 7, 2012 at 11:01

    Absolute rubbish if the old bill were next to him they would of done something or why didn't the lier tell them as it was happening

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