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Warwickshire Police investigating alleged racist abuse during Nuneaton Borough’s clash with Leamington

Police are investigation an allegation of racism towards a member of Leamington’s staff during their derby clash at Nuneaton Borough on November 3.

It has been alleged that a member of the Brakes’ management team was abused by someone in the crowd as he spoke to a substitute during half-time of the National League North clash at Liberty Way, which the visitors won 2-0.

As per procedure, the match referee raised the complaint to the Football Association, which in turn reported it to Warwickshire Police.

In answer to the claims, Nuneaton Borough released as statement on its website, insisting the club will do all it can in assisting police in their enquiries and warning that anyone found guilty will be banned from the club and face legal action.

The statement read: “Following our match with Warwickshire neighbours Leamington on the 3rd of November, it was brought to our attention that a member of the opposition staff was subject to racist abuse.

“This incident has been reported to the Warwickshire Police and, as such, they will have an increased presence at the match with Kidderminster Harriers today.

“As a club, we are fiercely committed to stamping out all types of discrimination within the game and will work with Warwickshire Police to investigate all allegations of racist abuse.

“Anyone found guilty of such behaviour will be ejected and the Club will seek prosecution. We urge fans to report any incidents that they witness and help make this kind of abhorrent behaviour a thing of the past.”

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