13 Nov Haringey Borough v Yeovil: Police investigate as FA Cup tie abandoned after reports of racial abuse
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Police say theyre investigating after an FA Cup game between Haringey Borough and also Yeovil Town was left amid reports of racial abuse by fans.
Physicians are also investigating after items were thrown onto the playing area, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson told BBC Sport.
Following the supervisor of Haringey took his team from the field in the second 19, saturdays match was abandoned of the
There havent been any arrests yet and inquiries are ongoing.
The game, played in the Coles Park Stadium of Haringey, was with the winner set to advance to the very first round proper, at the qualifying round of the FA Cup.
Goalkeeper Valery Douglas Pajetat hit by an object and was allegedly spat at.
Defender Coby Rowe was subsequentlyracially abused, based on Haringey boss Tom Loizou, who saidthere wasnt any way I could allow him to last.
Avon and Somerset Police says it have asked anyone with advice or video footage to get hold of them, and will assist the Met.
The Football Association can be investigating and said that it wasdeeply concerned about the allegations.
There is not any room for discrimination in our game and we are working with the match officials and the applicable authorities, as a matter of urgency, to completely establish the facts and take the right measures, said an FA statement.
The incident came later Englands Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria was stopped twice as fans were warned such as Nazi salutes and fighter chanting.
Play in the Isthmian League Premier Division and Yeovil are in the National League.
It is very distressing, Loizou told BBC Radio 5 Live. The abuse a few of my players got was so really also disgusting.
Yeovils players and director were distinct course. Their team tried to calm their fans down, they tried their best and we were supported by them they saidwe are walking off with you if youre walking away.
I took the decision to take off my team and I dont need Yeovil Town to get punished for it. When we get thrown out of the FA Cup and they undergo, theres not any hard feelings there.
I havent done it for every other reason than looking to my players faces and seeing how distraught they had been. They are not used to this
Visitors Yeovil led 1-0 through a Rhys Murphy penalty when the game was stopped in the 64th minute.
There was a very long delay using Haringey keeper Pajetat reportedly struck by an object in the stands, for that spot-kick to be taken.
After Murphy play was suspended since the field was left by the hosts. About 35 minutes after, it was verified the match had been abandoned.
Haringey said on Twitter:Game has been abandoned following racial abuse. Horrendous afternoon.
It must be said that 99.9% of [Yeovil] fans are also disgusted by what has happened as much as we all are. One club, 1 community
In a declaration Yeovil explained the teamwont take racism or discrimination in any kind and that they willbe cooperating with the police and our friends at Haringey.
Yeovil Town director Darren Sarll told BBC Somerset:On behalf of Yeovil Townwe fully support Haringey and we stand together.
The players and I decided we had support [Haringey] and make a stand together, and be stronger with togetherness.
My mind is in an absolute spin. I have gone through a scenario.
We, footballers and managers, get a great deal of abuse but nobody else should feel discriminated against when they are come to play football.
I believe weve done the ideal thing. I am not likely to believe anything other for the way the players conducted themselves.
Today the government will take care of what they will have to look after.
England and Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings, that had been racially abused in Bulgaria on Tuesday, praised Haringeys response and stated:Our country isnt perfect .
The campaign group Kick It Out mentioned in a statement:The reports of alleged racist abuse aimed toward goalkeeper Valery Douglas Pajetat yet again signifies players are continuing to receive discriminatory abuse whilst doing their job.
The Haringey manager and players took swift and decisive action as a result of the misuse, similar to that taken from the England team outside in Bulgaria.
Kick It Out has advised that the FA and will support the club identifying the offender(s) to make sure proper action is taken and strong punishment issued.
We would also like to provide our whole service to Douglas and at Haringey Borough FC.