[UK] Harriers player lodges racial abuse complaint
Tuesday 26 Feb 2013
Kidderminster Harriers are in consultation with the Police and The FA following a complaint from one of their players that he was racially abused by Alfreton Town fans on Saturday.
The Harriers beat Alfreton 3-1 at Aggborough – a result that took them second in the Conference Premier – but the win has been soured by the unnamed player’s allegation of abuse from away fans.
A statement from the Worcestershire club said: “The complaint of abuse – which was of a personal nature – was reported by a Kidderminster player during the first half of the game and emanated from the away end of the stadium housing Alfreton Town supporters.
“Kidderminster Harriers has a long and proud tradition as a family club and strongly enforces a zero-tolerance policy on racism and indeed all forms of abuse – behaviour of this type from any fan attending matches at Aggborough as a Harriers supporter or a visiting spectator is wholly unacceptable.
“At this stage, the Police and The Football Association are all being consulted and the club are co-operating in the fullest with enquiries being made.
“We would ask that any supporter who may have heard or witnessed the incident kindly get in touch with the club as soon as possible to share any information at all they may have.
“We must also add that the club is in receipt of the full co-operation of Alfreton Town Football club’s staff and directors and this is appreciated.”
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