English soccer teams condemn racist abuse of players
LONDON (AP) — Two English second-tier clubs have condemned racist abuse of players following Saturday’s games.
The incident happened late in the League Championship match after Holmes was substituted in the 74th minute. The game at Griffin Park in west London ended 3-3.
Derby manager Frank Lampard says “Duane’s upset with the situation. It’s not what we want to see in life, not just in football.”
Byrne posted a screenshot on his Twitter account of a message he received following Wigan’s 2-2 draw with Bristol City at Ashton Gate.
Anti-racism group Kick It Out says it will be “liaising with the relevant authorities and offering support to clubs and players involved.”