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Wolves players allegedly suffer racism in Walsall game

ALLEGEDLY ABUSED: Carl Ikeme (PA)

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS have made a formal complaint to the Football Association after two of its players said they were racially abused during their League One match against Walsall.

Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and defender George Elokobi claimed they were subjected to racial insults in the 3-0 win at Banks’ Stadium.

The keeper was allegedly abused by fans from behind his goal in the second half, while Elokobi suffered racism in the first half while he was warming up on Saturday (Mar 8).

In a statement, the club said: “Wolves will always strongly support its players who are the victims of discrimination, and Carl Ikeme and George Elokobi both displayed admirable restraint in the face of receiving the abuse on Saturday.”

Walsall said they will co-operate with authorities investigating the claims, and in a statement added: “We are taking this matter very seriously and will fully co-operate with West Midlands Police and Wolverhampton Wanderers throughout this investigation.

“Both Wolves and Walsall are fiercely committed to stamping out all types of discrimination within football and will vigorously investigate any and all allegations of racist abuse.

“Should anyone be found guilty of the above allegations, they will be issued with a lifetime ban from Banks' Stadium.”

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