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FA investigate Tottenham Ladies' Renee Hector racism claim

PICTURED: Renee Hector (Photo credit: YouTube screengrab)

THE FOOTBALL Association (FA) are investigating alleged racism aimed at Tottenham Ladies’ player Renee Hector.

The 23-year-old took part in a match on Sunday (Jan 6) where Tottenham Ladies beat Sheffield United. After the game, Hector tweeted that she was a victim of racist abuse by an unnamed member of the Sheffield United squad during the game.

Hector said: "Such a shame that racism seems to be rising up again in football - I received some monkey noises today from an opposition player. The only reaction was to let the football do the talking and that we did - great start to the year!"

On Sunday evening, the FA confirmed it would look into the accusations saying it was "aware of an allegation of discriminatory abuse", Sky Sports reports.

The statement added: “We take all allegations of discrimination very seriously and will be making enquiries into the matter."

Both Tottenham and Sheffield United will also look into the alleged incident.

After the match, Tottenham revealed they had contacted the FA over the alleged conduct.

Tottenham, who were contacted by the FA, tweeted: "The club is aware of allegations of racial abuse made by Renée Hector following today's victory at Sheffield United Women, that were reported to the referee by the player during the match.

"We have since reported the alleged incident to the FA and await their response. We shall be making no further comment on the allegations at this time."

Sheffield United released a statement saying: "We are aware of the post on social media and have already begun an investigation to determine the full facts. As this is an ongoing matter, it would be unwise to comment further at this stage."

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