Welsh football match abandoned over alleged racist abuse

A Welsh football game was scrapped mid-game over the weekend due to racism allegations.

The draw between Llanberis and Meliden FC was stopped and abandoned on Saturday when Llanberis player Ifan Mansoor said he was abused.

His team left the field and the match ended.

In a Facebook post, Meliden said the club does not tolerate racism.

Denbighshire club chairman Steve Boyle told the BBC: “An investigation will be carried out by the FAW and we will also carry out our own investigation.

“As far as we are concerned, there has been no racial abuse against Llanberis officials and players. We will have another meeting tomorrow with the players.”

Llanberis assistant manager Aled Rhys Hughes said on Twitter that his club had taken the decision to remove their players from the pitch following the alleged remark.

The North Wales Coast Football Association said it was awaiting further information on this.

In a statement after the match, Meliden FC said: “Our match today with Llanberis has been abandoned after an alleged racist remark.

“This will now be in the hands of the FAW. Meliden Football Club will not tolerate racism and will fully assist the FAW in its investigations.”

Both clubs have been contacted by WalesOnline for comment.

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