Forest midfielder says he was racially abused

Nottingham Forest midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah says he was

racially abused by Millwall fans during a second-tier English

match.

Forest released a statement saying the 18-year-old Chalobah, who

is on loan from Chelsea, told the club’s deputy manager at halftime

that he believed he was the target of racist chanting by a section

of Millwall fans in the first half of Tuesday’s match.

Forest says Wednesday that Chalobah ”was upset by the alleged

abuse and struggled to keep his concentration during the interval

as a result.”

The Midlands team says it has been in contact with Millwall and

will be ”liaising closely with the relevant authorities in their

investigation of this issue.”