Police probe racial abuse at Town match
SUFFOLK police are investigating complaints that a Swansea City fan racially abused an Ipswich Town player.It is believed the female fan directed her alleged abuse towards striker Kevin Lisbie during Saturday's match.
SUFFOLK police are investigating complaints that a Swansea City fan racially abused an Ipswich Town player.
It is believed the female fan directed her alleged abuse towards striker Kevin Lisbie during Saturday's match.
The alleged incident happened on the day that Town were promoting Let's Kick Racism Out of Football with Blues' players wearing special T-Shirts before the game which highlighted the campaign.
There was also a special mention of the Club's backing of the initiative by manager Jim Magilton in the match day programme.
Marc Norman, Suffolk police's football intelligence officer, said: “A complaint was made to Suffolk police with regard to an incident of a racist nature at the football fixture on Saturday.
“A female has been identified and Suffolk police have launched a joint investigation with South Wales Police and the woman will be interviewed during the course of the week.”
- 1 Most desirable places to live in Ipswich according to estate agents
- 2 Jailed in Suffolk: The criminals locked up so far in 2022
- 3 Ipswich man charged with string of sexual offences
- 4 Plans for 440 homes and visitor centre in Ipswich Garden Suburb submitted
- 5 Woman 'froze' after seeing masked men with machetes in Ipswich
- 6 Ipswich Music Day 2022: All you need to know
- 7 OPINION: Free sporting activities for children return to Ipswich this summer
- 8 Missing 12-year-old girl from Ipswich found safe
- 9 Ipswich singer to perform UK festival tour after scoring club hit
- 10 Could you offer one of these rescue animals their forever home in Suffolk?
An Ipswich Town spokesman said: “We are aware there was an incident which the police are investigating. We will give the police our help as always.”
A spokesman for Swansea City added: “Like every other club in the league we abhor racism of any nature and we will obviously be pursuing the claims.
“As a football club we continuously strive to stamp out any form of racism or bad behaviour within the club.”
Ipswich Town signed 29-year-old Lisbie from local rivals Colchester United this summer. He has scored three goals so far this season.
The Let's Kick Racism out of Football campaign was launched in the 1993/94 season.
It works throughout football, educational and community sectors to challenge racism and work for positive change.
The campaign is supported and funded by football's governing bodies including the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA), The FA Premier League, the Football Foundation and The Football Association.
n. Do you think enough is being done to stamp out racism in football? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email email@example.com