Saturday, 7 January 2012

All white on the night: New racism row for Liverpool as Oldham kid is abused by Anfield fan

LIVERPOOL found themselves in the midst of another racist row on Friday night when Oldham’s young defender Tom Adeyemi was left in tears by an abusive supporter at Anfield.
Liverpool released a statement saying they “will continue to work with the police to establish the details of what happened.”
The incident comes two days after Liverpool forward Luis Suarez issued a partial public apology following his eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.
On their own website, Liverpool fans have started a thread asking why Glenn Johnson is the sole black player in their squad under Kenny Dalglish this season - and Johnson did not play on Friday night.
Full-back Adeyemi, 20, was consoled by Latics team-mates and Liverpool players 10 minutes from the end of the Fmatch after a comment shouted from the Kop.
Adeyemi was walking back into position after a tackle when a supporter wearing a Luis Suarez T-shirt is alleged to have shouted his disgusting racist insults.
An eye witness told police he heard a single voice shout: “You f****** black b******.”
Adeyemi, on loan from Norwich, also gave a statement to police before departing on the team bus. It is understood he also claimed he had been called a “black c***.”
A police spokesman told the BBC: “We can confirm no one has been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated behaviour.
”However, the Force and Liverpool FC are investigating following an incident that occurred during the second half.
”The aim of the investigation is to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident to ascertain if any action needs to be taken.”
Oldham boss Paul Dickov said: “I know Tom and something has been said. He is a placid boy who has been well educated and has a fantastic temperament.
”So for him to react like that, it’s obvious that something has been said.”

This is just one of my stories for Scoop! tomorrow: you can also read about Bakkies Botha eating children, Cape Town worried about 2013 Grand Prix, Joey Barton the nutty professional, Tiger out of the woods and  Federer rodgered... not to mention Bafana getting battered in Bata... see and pick up a copy on Sunday from supermarkets, newsagents and street corners.

1 comment:

  1. This is what happens when the leadership of an organisation condones racist behaviour from its employees. Despite the excellent work of organisations like Kick It Out there still exists an undercurrent of racism in England. The management of Liverpool and their promotion of tribal behaviour to defend their striker has created the environment for this to thrive. Liverpool FC - once a great club - now a globally damaged brand.