Owls respond after ‘racist abuse’ allegation

Wednesday have responded swiftly and strongly to a statement from Mansfield Town, which alleged racist abuse of one of their players during last week’s friendly.

Mansfield said on Monday afternoon that they had reported the alleged abuse, said to be directed at captain Krystian Pearce, to both the Football Association and Nottinghamshire Police.

However, Wednesday released a statement soon afterwards saying: ‘Sheffield Wednesday are aware of the very serious allegations made following the pre-season friendly with Mansfield Town on Tuesday 24 July.

The club vehemently refutes any form of racist abuse on our part and will vigorously defend itself should the need arise.

SWFC will make no further comment at this time’.

The match at Mansfield ended in a mass brawl involving several players from both sides and the FA had already confirmed it would be investigating the incident.


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