Investigation into alleged racism at Norwich-Wolves game

Norwich City is investigating claims of racism at the game yesterday. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Norwich City is investigating claims of racism at the game yesterday. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Monday, August 11, 2014
1:08 PM

Norwich City bosses are investigating reports of racism at the game at Molineux yesterday.

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Canary fans reported between two and five supporters in the away-end were making monkey noises at Wolves players during the 1-0 Championship defeat.

NCFC confirmed they received about five formal complaints and they are now looking in to the serious offence.

Joe Ferrari, spokesman for the club, said if the allegations turn out to be true then the small number of fans involved could face a lifetime ban in attending games at Carrow Road.

“We have banned fans for life and will continue that zero-tolerance policy.”

He said club officials are working with West Midlands Police and Wolverhampton Wanderers but the police forced confirmed they have not received any official complaints in relation to the match.

The FA are aware of the allegations but said Norwich City is the lead agency in the probe.

A witness to the alleged incident said he and others were “outraged” at what they saw and called stewards over.

“It was sickening to witness such a disgraceful racist incident at close quarters,” the fan said.

“I’ve never ever seen or heard anything like this before at a game and I’m disgusted that a person like this was wearing a City shirt.”

In October last year police investigated fresh allegations that racist abuse was directed towards former City manager Chris Hughton.

And the December before saw Norfolk Police investigate two tweets sent to player Sebastien Bassong after a 1-1 draw at Everton in the November.

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