Norwich City identify fan who allegedly aimed racist comments at Crystal Palace players | Football News


Norwich have identified an individual who allegedly directed racist comments at Crystal Palace players during their Premier League game on Tuesday.

The Premier League club have said an investigation is ongoing following their 3-0 defeat at Selhurst Park.

There were also cases of online racism aimed at the Norwich players after the match, which has been reported to the police.

A Norwich statement read: “Following our game at Crystal Palace, the club were disappointed to learn of both online racist comments directed at some of our players, as well as alleged in-stadia racist comments directed at opposing players by our supporters. Such behaviour is not welcome in following and supporting Norwich City.

“The club will continue to support those players affected, whilst demanding action from social media companies to ensure that users are held accountable for their unacceptable behaviour. The club have also reported the incident to Norfolk Police.

“An individual has also been identified and an investigation is ongoing following the alleged racist comments directed at Crystal Palace’s players. No player, whether our player or an opposition player, should be subject to this type of abuse.

Norfolk Police have confirmed they are investigating the report from Norwich of racist abuse on Instagram toward one of their players.

“Police have received a report from Norwich City Football Club in relation to racist comments directed towards one of its players on Instagram following the club’s match with Crystal Palace yesterday.

“This matter is being investigated under the Malicious Communications Act and enquiries continue.”

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