WOLVES MAKE RACIAL ABUSE COMPLAINT WOLVES MAKE RACIAL ABUSE COMPLAINT

WOLVES MAKE RACIAL ABUSE COMPLAINT

Wolverhampton Wanderers have this afternoon confirmed that they have lodged a complaint to both Walsall Football Club and the Football Association over alleged racial abuse during Saturday's Black Country Derby.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have this afternoon confirmed that they have lodged a complaint to both Walsall Football Club and the Football Association over alleged racial abuse during Saturday's Black Country Derby.

It is suggested that Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and defender George Elokobi were subject to racial abuse throughout the match.

Wolverhampton Wanderers released an online statement, via Wolves.co.uk; "Wolves have made an official complaint to Walsall and the Football Association after Carl Ikeme and George Elokobi were racially abused by individuals in the crowd at the game on Saturday.

"Ikeme and Elokobi both reported, to Wolves’ management staff,  the abuse which, respectively, came from behind the goal in the second half of Saturday’s game at the Banks’s Stadium and during the first half when Elokobi, a substitute, was  warming up.

"The complaint relates to a small number of individuals in the crowd at Saturday’s game and will not sour the good relationship that exists between the two clubs.

"Both Wolves and Walsall are fiercely committed to stamping out all types of discrimination within football and will vigorously investigate all allegations of racist abuse.

"Wolves will always strongly support its players who are the victims of discrimination, and Carl Ikeme and George Elokobi both displayed admirable restraint in the face of receiving the abuse on Saturday."

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett also appeared on Sky Sports News and said the following; "Both Carl Ikeme and George Elokobi received racial abuse before and during the game. It's something we don't want in football, neither clubs, we will work with the authorities to persecute and eradicate those involved."
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