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Monday, 21 April 2014

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Barrow AFC to probe claim that opposition player was racially abused

BARROW AFC have confirmed the club will investigate a claim that a Macclesfield Town player was racially abused by a Bluebirds supporter.

Macclesfield manager Steve King claimed his captain Nat Brown was called a "monkey" before the start of the second-half of their FA Cup second round 1-1 draw at Furness Building Society Stadium last night.

Brian Keen, Barrow AFC chairman, told the Evening Mail: "We will try and find out who it was, where it was, and what was going on, and it will be dealt with in the right and proper manner."

Police have also confirmed they are making enquiries. 

Macclesfield manager King told the Sky Sports website: "He got called a monkey by some of the fans behind the goal. He said to the ref, 'he's called me a monkey and that's not acceptable'.

"I heard it when I was coming out with Nat Brown (at the start of the second half) and it seems to be happening everywhere."

Asked if Brown would pursue the matter, King added: "It's up to Browny. He said leave it but the ref (David Webb) wants to report it, because it's not acceptable. We're in 2012 - what's all that about?" 

Barrow AFC coach Ashley Hoskin, speaking after the match, added: “It was actually their manager that came over and said someone from the crowd had shouted something towards one of their players.

“If that is the case it is not acceptable. It’s not acceptable in any walk of life, never mind football. That is disappointing if it has happened.

“I am sure the club would certainly take a firm stance on anyone shouting what was allegedly shouted.”

For the full story, see tomorrow's Evening Mail

Have your say

Exceptional if not superhuman powers of hearing there from Mr Brown it would appear. In the Boy Who Cried Wolf of course, when the wolf did come along nobody would believe the Boy and all was lost. What an easy way to nationally discredit any organisation.

Posted by Old John on 26 December 2012 at 08:13

You are all going to look a bit stupid if the investigation does find evidence he was racially abused.

I think it shows your mentality when you think its acceptable to to be abusive to him as long as its not racial.

Posted by Matty1022 on 20 December 2012 at 13:08

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