Haringey Borough v Yeovil: Police investigate as FA Cup tie abandoned after reports of racial abuse

29 October 2019

Haringey Borough v Yeovil: Police investigate as FA Cup tie abandoned after reports of racial abuse

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Police say theyre investigating after an FA Cup match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town was left amid reports of racial abuse by American enthusiasts.
Physicians are investigating after things were reportedly thrown onto the playing area, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson told BBC Sport.
After Haringeys manager took his team off the field saturdays game was abandoned of the
There have been no arrests yet and inquiries are ongoing.
The match, played in Haringeys Coles Park Stadium, had been in the round of the FA Cup.
Haringey goalkeeper Valery Douglas Pajetat hit by an object and was allegedly spat at.
Defender Coby Rowe was subsequentlyracially abused, according to Haringey boss Tom Loizou, who statedthere wasnt any way I could let him last.
Somerset and avon Police states it have requested anyone to contact them, also will be assisting the Met.
The Football Association can be investigating and said it wasdeeply worried about the allegations.
There is not any room for discrimination within our sport and were working with the game officials and the relevant authorities, as a matter of urgency, to fully establish the facts and take the right steps, said an FA statement.
The incident came after Englands Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria was halted twice as fans have been warned such as monkey chanting and salutes.
Haringey play in Yeovil and the Isthmian League Premier Division are in the National League.
It is very painful, Loizou told BBC Radio 5 Live. The abuse some of my players got was also disgusting.
Yeovils gamers and director were different class. Their team attempted to calm their supporters them down, they tried their best and we were encouraged by them they saidwe are walking away together with you, when youre walking off.
I took the decision to take off my team and I dont need Yeovil Town to get punished for this. If we get thrown out of the FA Cup and they undergo, theres not any hard feelings there.
I have not done it for every other reason than looking into my players faces and watching how distraught they had been. They are not utilised to this
Visitors Yeovil led 1-0 through a Rhys Murphy penalty when the game was halted at the 64th minute.
There was a very lengthy delay using Haringey keeper Pajetat allegedly struck by an object in the stands, for this spot-kick to be taken.
Play has been suspended since the area was left by the hosts Soon after Murphy scored. It had been verified the match had formally been abandoned.
Haringey stated on Twitter:Game was abandoned following racial abuse. Horrendous afternoon.
It should be stated that 99.9percent of [Yeovil] fans will also be disgusted by what has happened as much as we all are. One club, 1 community.
In a statement Yeovil explained the clubwont accept racism or discrimination in any form and they willbe cooperating with the authorities and our friends in Haringey.
Yeovil Town director Darren Sarll told BBC Somerset:On behalf of Yeovil Townwe fully encourage Haringey and we stay together.
The players and I decided we would support [Haringey] and also make a stand together, and also be stronger with togetherness.
My mind is in an absolute spin. I have gone through a situation I never hoped Id undergo.
We, footballers and managers, have a good deal of abuse but no one should feel discriminated against if they are come to play soccer.
I believe we have done the correct thing. I am not likely to feel anything other than pleased for the way the players conducted themselves.
Now the authorities may take care of what they will have to look after.
England and Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings, that had been racially abused in Bulgaria on Tuesday, praised Haringeys answer and stated:Our nation is not perfect .
The campaign team Kick It Out said in a statement:The reports of alleged racist abuse aimed toward goalkeeper Valery Douglas Pajetat yet again signifies gamers are continuing to receive discriminatory abuse when performing their job.
The Haringey supervisor and players took swift and decisive act as a result of the misuse, very similar to that taken from the England team outside in Bulgaria.
Kick Out It has informed that the FA and will support the team in identifying the offender(s) to make sure suitable action is taken and also strong punishment issued.
We would also like to give our whole support to Douglas and at Haringey Borough FC.

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