Haringey Borough v Yeovil: Police investigate as FA Cup tie abandoned after reports of racial abuse


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Police say they are investigating after an FA Cup match between Haringey Borough along with enthusiasts left amid reports of abuse Yeovil Town.
Physicians are also investigating after items were thrown onto the playing area, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson told BBC Sport.
Saturday’s game was abandoned following Haringey’s supervisor took his team from the field .
There have been no arrests yet and inquiries are ongoing.
The match, played in Haringey’s Coles Park Stadium, was at the fourth round of the FA Cup, together with the winner set to progress to the first round appropriate.
Goalkeeper Valery Douglas Pajetat hit by an object and was reportedly spat at.
Defender Coby Rowe was then”racially abused”, according to Haringey boss Tom Loizou, who said”there wasn’t any way I could let him last”.
Somerset and avon Police states it have requested anyone with information or video footage to get hold of them, and will be assisting the Met.
The Football Association can be exploring and said it was”deeply worried” about the allegations.
“There is no room for discrimination in our sport and we are working together with the game officials and the applicable authorities, as a matter of urgency, to completely establish the facts and take the appropriate measures,” said an FA statement.
The incident came later England’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria was halted as fans were warned including monkey chanting and Nazi salutes.
Haringey play in the Isthmian League Premier Division and Yeovil are from the National League.
“It’s very painful,” Loizou told BBC Radio 5 Live. “The abuse some of my players got was not still really disgusting.
“Yeovil’s gamers and director were different class. Their team tried to calm down their fans, they tried their best and they supported us – they said’we are walking off with you, if you’re walking off’.
“I took the decision to take off my team and I really don’t desire Yeovil Town to get penalized for this. Also they undergo and if we get thrown out of the FA Cup, there’s no hard feelings .
“I haven’t done it for every other motive than looking to my players’ faces and seeing just how distraught they were. They aren’t utilised to this.”
Visitors Yeovil were leading .
A delay has been with Haringey keeper Pajetat reportedly initially struck by an object in the stands.
As the hosts left the area shortly after Murphy scored, play was suspended. About 35 minutes after, it was verified the match had formally been abandoned.
Haringey said on Twitter:”Game was abandoned following racial abuse. Horrendous afternoon.
“It should be said that 99.9% of [Yeovil] lovers are also disgusted by what has happened as much as we all are. 1 club, one community.”
In a statement Yeovil explained the team”will not accept racism or discrimination in any form” and they will”be cooperating with the police and our buddies at Haringey”.
Yeovil Town director Darren Sarll told BBC Somerset:”On behalf of Yeovil Town, we fully support Haringey and we stand together.
“The players and I decided we would encourage [Haringey] and make a stand together, and also be more powerful with togetherness.
“My head is in an absolute spin. I have gone through a scenario I never expected I’d undergo.
“We, footballers and managers, have a great deal of abuse but no one needs to feel discriminated against if they come to play football.
“I feel we have done the ideal thing. I am not going to feel anything other for the way the players ran themselves.
“Today the authorities will take care of what they have to look after.”
England and Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings, who was mistreated in Bulgaria on Tuesday, praised Haringey’s response and said:”Our nation is not perfect .”
The campaign group Kick It Out said in a statement:”These reports of alleged racist abuse aimed at goalkeeper Valery Douglas Pajetat yet again means gamers are continuing to receive discriminatory abuse while doing their job.
“The Haringey manager and gamers took decisive and swift action as a consequence of the abuse, very similar to that taken by the England team outside in Bulgaria.
“Kick It Out has advised the FA and will support the club identifying the offender(s) to make sure proper action is taken and also strong punishment issued.
“We would also like to supply our entire service to Douglas and at Haringey Borough FC.”

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