Burnley FC apologises for racist abuse from supporter

An apology has been issued by Burnley Football Club after a fan was ejected from a friendly match against Bradford City over an alledged racist incident.

Sunday, 24th July 2016, 1:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:45 pm
Action and stock from Morecambe v Burnley pre-season friendly, at the Globe Arena. Burnley Manager Sean Dyche. PIC BY ROB LOCK 19-7-2016

During the game, which took place yesterday (Saturday), one male Burnley supporter was asked to leave the stadium following repeated racial comments aimed at a Bradford player, who reported the incidents at the time to the officials.

The person involved denied any racist behaviour, but witnesses have confirmed racial comments were made.

As the supporter was ejected, another male supporter left voluntarily at the same time. No arrests were made.

Officials at Burnley FC have condemned the actions of the supporter who was thrown out. A statement released by Burnley FC reads as follows: “Burnley Football Club would like to make it clear that we have a zero tolerance approach to any such behaviour and strongly condemn discrimination of any type.

“We would like to offer our sincere apologies to the player involved and to Bradford City Football Club.”