The case of racist abuse toward Premier League footballers’ families

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Brentford players Ivan Toney and Rico Henry tweeted the allegations of racist abuse by the unidentified supporters after the match at Goodison Park.

Henry tweeted “I never usually speak out on things that don’t physically harm me or my family but to see my mom upset after being racially abused by a few Everton fans brought fire to my stomach,”. Further, he added, “I will do anything for them & whatever it takes to get the small minority punished! This is not acceptable & must be investigated immediately.”

Similarly, Toney wrote: “And for the man that racially abused my family I do everything I can to get you the punishment you deserve.”

Police are investigating allegations of racist abuse directed at the families of Brentford players following their match against Everton on Saturday.

According to reports, some of the players’ partners and children were the targets of the racist abuse from Everton fans in the stadium and on social media after the game.

Brentford said in a statement that they are “appalled” by what has happened and are working with the police to investigate.

This is a very serious matter and we will do everything we can to ensure those responsible are brought to justice. We would like to thank Merseyside Police for their swift and decisive action in this matter.

This is a disgusting act and we hope those responsible are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. We would also like to ask that anyone who has any information about this attack please contact the police.

Brentford, meantime, said it was aware of the situation and has informed Everton and the police.

“Brentford FC strongly rejects any forms of prejudice and racial abuse,” the club stated.

“We will provide our assistance to Rico and Ivan’s families and will completely cooperate with the investigation and any legal processes that may follow.”

Merseyside Police stated they were looking into the complaints and will collaborate with Everton to uncover those “responsible and bring them to justice.”

“No matter what football team you support, there is absolutely no place for hate anywhere in Merseyside under any circumstances,” Detective Inspector Catherine Cox said in a statement.


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