Everton are investigating a reported incident of racist abuse towards an Arsenal player during their 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal.
A club statement read: “Everton Football Club is working alongside Merseyside Police to investigate a reported incident of racist abuse directed towards an opposition player during Sunday’s Premier League match with Arsenal at Goodison Park. Everton condemns all forms of discrimination and we will seek the strongest possible sanctions to tackle anti-social and or criminal behaviour, including club bans and criminal prosecution.
“The incident took place approximately 15 minutes into the first half of Sunday’s game, in the Lower Gwladys Street stand near to the Bullens Road stand. If anyone has any information or footage that may assist our enquiries, this can be reported anonymously by texting HELP and the details of what was witnessed and where to 84300, or by emailing [email protected]. Alternatively, the Merseyside Police social media desk can be contacted about this incident on X/Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ quoting reference 2300894886.
“Calls can also be made quoting the same reference number to 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Racism has no place in our stadium or our communities.”
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Last month, Everton said they were aware of a racist online post towards Amadou Onana and they strongly condemned any form of racist and discriminatory abuse towards their players.
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