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Racist tweet aimed at Canary

CELEBRATION: Bassong wheels away in delight after scoring

AFTER HAVING scored a late headed equaliser for Norwich City to draw their Premier League match against Everton, Sebastien Bassong was the target of alleged online racist abuse. The Canaries’ chief executive, David McNally, verified the club will seek police assistance with comments directed at the Cameroonian defender via Twitter.

McNally also used Twitter to announce the club’s intentions to speak with the authorities about the alleged racism; he first tweeted: “For those asking last night, we will be following up with the police regarding the racist comments reported after the game.”

He then added: “Not relevant which team they support. Don't accept racism from anyone and so these comments will be reported to the police.”

Bassong’s 90th minute goal extended Norwich’s unbeaten run in all competitions to seven games. Talking purely about football, the centre-back told the club’s website: “A football game is never over until the referee says it is, so we kept the belief and the more you believe the more likely the goal will come, and it came today.

“To come back from 1-0 down and score in the last minute is a really good feeling.

“I think we can be proud of the run we’re on. We put a shift in today and did really well and it’s a result of the work we’re doing in training.

“We knew what to expect when we came here, that is was going to be a tough game because Everton are a decent team.

“The Manager told us to carry on fighting because we were still in the game, and that we should have been better in possession of the ball and used the ball better, and that made a difference”, he added.

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