FA to investigate Millwall over alleged racial abuse to Bolton stars as Lions launch investigation into individual

21:57 06 October 2012

Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers' Marvin Sordell. Photo credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS


The Football Association are to look into accusations made by Marvin Sordell after he claimed that he was racially abused him by someone in the Millwall end of the ground.

The striker was an unused substitute at the Lions triumphed over the Trotters by two goals to one.

However, after the match, Sordell took to Twitter to claim that he and his team-mates had been racially abused, prompting the investigation.

The Millwall club statement read: “Millwall and Bolton Wanderers are investigating allegations made by Bolton player Marvin Sordell that he was subjected to racial abuse by an individual whilst warming up as a substitute during Saturday’s Championship clash at The Den.

“The two clubs remain determined to do everything in their power to ensure that racist behaviour will not be tolerated.

“We will be speaking to the police and the match officials on this matter but no further comment will be made until this process has been completed and the investigations have been concluded.”

Shortly after the FA’s confirmation that they would investigate the incident, Bolton released a statement of their own.

It read: “Marvin Sordell has made Bolton Wanderers aware that he was subject to alleged racial abuse during the game against Millwall.

“We are now working with Millwall to investigate and the club have informed us that they will speak to the police and match officials.

“Both clubs remain determined that racist behaviour or language will not be tolerated.”

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