Two men arrested over alleged racist abuse at Haringey v Yeovil

Coby Rowe of Haringey Borough. Picture: George Phillipou/TGS Photo

Coby Rowe of Haringey Borough. Picture: George Phillipou/TGS Photo - Credit: George Phillipou/TGS Photo

Police have arrested two men over alleged racist abuse at the FA Cup tie between Haringey Borough and Yeovil on Saturday.

A 23-year-old and a 26-year-old from Chard and Yeovil have been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault after the match had to be abandoned.

Haringey goalkeeper Valery Douglas Pajetat was reportedly spat at and had objects thrown at him, before defender Coby Rowe was allegedly racially abused by supporters in the Yeovil end.

The Borough were looking to make it into the first round of the FA Cup for the second season running but the game was abandoned after 64 minutes when manager Tom Loizou made the decision to take his players off the pitch.

It remains to be seen what decision the FA will make but in a statement said it was "deeply concerned" about the allegations and is investigating what happened "as a matter of urgency".

Both Haringey and Yeovil have said they will co-operate with the authorities.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CAD 5272/19 Oct.

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