Alleged racist abuse of Norwich City player James Vaughan reported to police

Norwich have passed details of alleged racist abuse of striker James Vaughan to the police.

Norwich City Football Club's chief executive, David McNally, has revealed that the club has passed details of alleged racist abuse of striker James Vaughan to the police.

Vaughan, who is currently out of action with a knee injury, received abusive messages on his Twitter account.

The latest outrage comes six months after a Norwich fan was handed a lifetime ban from Carrow Road for targeting the same player with racist remarks on Twitter. He was also ordered to carry out 120 hours of community service after appearing in court and pleading guilty to making the remarks.

Mr McNally used Twitter himself to thank internet users for bringing the latest matter, not involving the same person as before, to their attention.

'Thank you for the information regarding racist tweets,' he wrote. 'We have handed details to the police and cannot comment any further.'

Leicester player Lee Peltier asked Vaughan who was responsible for the abusive messages and Vaughan tweeted: 'Dunno pal – just some loser giving it cos he feels like a big man on the computer.'

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The club was unavailable for further comment last night.

However, following the incident in the summer City spokesman Joe Ferrari underlined the fact the club had a 'zero tolerance policy on discrimination of any kind'.

He said their stance was enshrined in their supporters' charter and ground regulations and he believed the majority of fans would support it.

At that time, the Canaries' actions were supported by Kick it Out, the national campaign for equality and inclusion in football.