Investigation launched into ‘racist abuse’ launched against Scottish football player as club chiefs threaten lifetime ban
A Scottish football club has launched an investigation after ‘disgusting’ racial abuse was allegedly hurled at a player during a game.
Nairn County FC chiefs go through video footage and threaten a lifetime ban following the shocking claims from their game against Huntly on Wednesday at Station Park.
Club secretary Ian Finlayson confirmed on Friday that an investigation had been launched when the allegations were made earlier in the day.
Anyone with information is urged to come forward, reports Aberdeen Live.
Finlayson released a statement on social media warning ‘we will find you out and kick you out’ if the racist abuse allegations are true.
He said, “There’s no place for that in Station Park.
“We have immediately launched an investigation into this incident and will be reviewing game footage and other documentation to see if we can identify the person(s) responsible.
“We ask that if anyone has any evidence of this incident, they pass it on to the club in confidence, either by email via firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting secretary Ian Finlayson directly on 07821 828852.”
He continued: “If we can identify anyone responsible, they will be banned for life from Station Park and any game, event or function featuring Nairn County FC.
“In addition, we will pass any evidence gathered to the police so that appropriate action can be taken.
“Let me be very clear, anyone with discriminatory views of any kind is not welcome in County Nairn.
“We will find you and kick you out.”
Huntly’s ‘disgusted’ bosses also responded to the allegations by stressing that they ‘condemn all forms of discrimination’.
It read: “Huntly Football Club were made aware after our game against County Nairn on Wednesday March 23 of alleged racial abuse directed at a member of our playing staff.
“We strongly condemn all forms of discrimination and are disgusted that abuse of such a nature has been directed against a member of our playing squad.
“We couldn’t be clearer that anyone behind such disgusting behavior is not welcome in society, let alone a game of football.
“We will do everything possible to support the player concerned while demanding the strongest possible penalties for those responsible.
“Finally, we will provide continued support to our colleagues at Nairn County FC, who have handled this matter with the utmost professionalism, respectful of their investigation and review of match footage in an effort to do justice to the situation. case and to have those responsible for such a disgusting act appropriately punished.”
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