Worcester City and police investigate alleged racist incident - The Worcester Observer

Worcester City and police investigate alleged racist incident

Worcester Editorial 9th Apr, 2024   0

WORCESTER City football club have condemned an alleged ‘abhorrent’ incident at Saturday’s FA Vase Semi-Final after police opened an investigation into a racially aggravated public order incident.

The club were made aware of an alleged incident of racist intent which was directed at one of their supporters following Saturday’s 1-0 win against Great Wakering Rovers at Sixways Stadium.

City said the alleged incident was captured on video.

A spokesperson for Worcester City said: “There is no place in society for this sort of behaviour and we are currently offering our support to the individual affected by this abhorrent abuse.

“We will be working with the relevant parties in investigating this alleged incident further.”

A statement released by Worcester City also revealed the club was working with Sixways Stadium to review CCTV footage following ‘disturbances’ towards the end of and immediately following the match.

The statement added anyone involved in the disturbances in or outside of the stadium would be banned from attending future fixtures.

The club’s spokesperson added: “The club have a zero-tolerance policy on antisocial behaviour and we do not wish to be associated with these people.

“We thank the security staff who acted swiftly in calming the situation and taking appropriate action.

“Whilst investigations are ongoing, we have disabled comments on our social media platforms against this statement to avoid speculation which could hinder the investigations.

“Saturday’s fixture was a special day for all of us at the football club and to have it tarnished by the behaviour of a small minority in attendance is extremely disappointing.

“We would like to apologise to any supporters, home or away, who saw or were caught up in any of the incidents that occurred.”

Following City’s 1-0 win against Rovers, Chris Cornes’s side are just one game away from a trip to Wembley for the FA Vase final.

Elliott Hartley’s second-half strike was enough for Worcester to take a lead into next Saturday’s crucial second leg.

Email [email protected] if anyone has any information about the alleged incident.


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