September 25, 2021, 2:49

Norwich ‘very concerned’ by Anthony Ogogo racism claim

Norwich ‘very concerned’ by Anthony Ogogo racism claim

Norwich have released a statement saying they are “very concerned” by boxer Anthony Ogogo’s report that he was racially abused by a fellow City fan during Tuesday night’s game at Arsenal.

The Canaries lost the Carabao Cup tie 2-1 in extra-time and London 2012 bronze medal winner Ogogo says his night at the Emirates Stadium was marred by the abuse he suffered.

Soon after the match, the middleweight posted on Twitter: “Terrific support tonight by Norwich fans, nine thousand strong.

“Although I did get racially abused for cheering. In this day and age it’s disgusting. Worst of all it was a Norwich fan that thought I was Arsenal.

“Utterly disgusted by that behaviour. It shows how backwards some people are.”

Highlights of the Carabao Cup fourth-round match between Arsenal and Norwich

The club statement released on Wednesday said: “Norwich City Football Club is very concerned by reports from Anthony Ogogo that he suffered racial abuse from a supporter in the Norwich section during our game against Arsenal at the Emirates last night.

“As a Club, we have a zero tolerance policy on racism and all other forms of discrimination and we have contacted Anthony this morning asking him to supply us with more details so we can thoroughly investigate this matter.

“As always, any supporter found to be guilty of discriminatory abuse will be banned indefinitely by Norwich City and face possible criminal investigation.”

“Classy phone call with Norwich this afternoon regarding the abuse I received from a bigoted (so called) fan last night. Thank you,” he tweeted.


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