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Police receive reports of alleged racist abuse against Norwich City player Sebastien Bassong

13:57 26 November 2012

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03/11/2012
Sebastien Bassong of Norwich in action during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich.

Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 03/11/2012 Sebastien Bassong of Norwich in action during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich.

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Norfolk police have confirmed they have received a complaint from Norwich City following alleged racist comments made towards defender Sebastien Bassong at the weekend.

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Chief executive David McNally last night said the club would take action after comments were made on social networking website Twitter, in the wake of Bassong’s last-gasp equaliser which grabbed the Canaries a 1-1 draw at Everton on Saturday.

Today a police spokesman said the tweet in question had been flagged up to police and that officers were looking into the matter.

He said: “An offensive tweet has been reported to Norfolk Constabulary by Norwich City Football Club and others and we are currently investigating.”

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