Saturday 14 December 2019

Fulham to act over Christie racial assault

INCIDENT: Cyrus Christie. Pic: Sportsfile
INCIDENT: Cyrus Christie. Pic: Sportsfile

Fulham are investigating allegations that defender Cyrus Christie's sister was hit and racially abused during the Cottagers' 1-0 defeat at Barnsley.

The Republic of Ireland international claimed the incident took place at Oakwell on Saturday during the opening Championship game of the new season for the two clubs.

Christie wrote on Twitter after the game: "To the Fulham fan that decided to hit my sister at the game today, and his wife who justified his action with racist remarks, I hope you're proud of yourself and feel like a big man.

"You'll get what's coming to you. Regardless how you felt about the result, your actions are shameful."

Fulham announced that they will take "the strongest possible action"against the alleged perpetrators.

"Fulham Football Club is investigating an incident which took place in the away end at the Barnsley fixture," a statement read.

"Should the perpetrators be identified, the club will be taking the strongest possible action."

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