CHARLTON duo Danny Haynes and Emmanuel Frimpong will not complain to police after alleging on Twitter they were subjected to racist abuse at Millwall.
The Addicks players claimed after Saturday's goalless draw at The Den they had been abused whilst warming up on the touchline.
Haynes wrote: "The Millwall fans 2day was disgusting. The racial abuse I received was embarrassing. Not impressed at all!"
Frimpong, on loan from Arsenal, tweeted: "If I didn't no what a racist man ever look like… surely found that out at millwall today #ruthless fans" – but he quickly deleted it.
And the Lions released a statement on their official website on Tuesday saying they "consider this matter closed", given the "the absence of any corroborative evidence of racism."
The statement added: "The players concerned have made it clear that they do not wish to make a formal complaint to police."
Millwall also expressed their frustration that neither player complained to club officials during the match – instead opting to report their allegations via social media.
"It is clearly necessary to re-state that there are codes of practice agreed by the FA, the Football League, the PFA and all clubs in respect to the proper procedures to be followed by any player who feels he is being subjected to unacceptable levels of abuse," the statement read.
"These involve bringing the matter to the attention of the home club immediately, if necessary via a member of his own club staff or the fourth official, in order that action can be taken instantly.
"It is in everyone’s interest to weed out individuals who may still wish to vent racist views within football grounds, but all concerned need to take their share of responsibility to ensure that this happens."