Forward claims he and Bolton stars were racially abused by Millwall fans

19:29 06 October 2012

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


Bolton striker Marvin Sordell has claimed he and several of his team-mates were racially abused by Millwall fans during his side’s 2-1 defeat this afternoon at the Den.

The 21-year-old said on Twitter that he had reported the incident and revealed that midfielders Lee Chung-yong and Darren Pratley, plus fellow forward Benik Afobe, had also been subjected to racist taunts by some home supporters.

Sordell said on Twitter: “Putting the match aside, its 2012 in england and people are still shouting racial abuse at a football game!? £Shocking.”

He added: “Chungy, Pratts, Benik and i had all sorts of things said to us. The police were standing yards away and did nothing...”

Sordell also received abusive responses to his allegations on Twitter.

He added: “Funniest thing is if had come on and scored and gave them some back, i would be the one who got fined.”

The Football Association tonight confirmed they would be investigating Sordell’s claims.

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