Investigation over 'racist abuse' at Charlton match

By Rob Virtue on February 8, 2014 6:47 PM |

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Allegations of racism have been made following Charlton's defeat to Birmingham City in London on Saturday.

A supporter in the home end is believed to have aimed the abuse at a Charlton player. The incident was reported to match stewards and a suspect was handed over to local police officers.

It took place just after the final whistle in the 2-0 defeat to Birmingham.

The club responded shortly afterwards with a statement saying the suspect a identified, ejected from the stadium and given to police. It said an investigation will look into the allegations.

It added: "The club takes these allegations extremely seriously and adopts a zero tolerance policy against racist behaviour."

Charlton left-back Cedric Evina was understood to have made allegations of racism from supporters on social network Twitter after the match. The tweet has since been deleted.

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