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Two accusations of racism spoiled action at the Championships on Saturday with both peterborough And Swansea is reporting abuse cases.

Two Birmingham fans were arrested after being accused of racist abuse aimed at Peterborough defender Nathan Thompson. The incident is being told during the second half of Weston Homes Stadium. The referee, Jared Gillette, was reported by Thompson of racist abuse by supporters.

Peterborough said in a statement: “We can confirm that two”. Birmingham City Supporters have been arrested after being accused of racist abuse towards defender Nathan Thompson during the second half.

Thompson reported the incident directly to the match officer, who spoke to the fourth official, before the two individuals were identified and taken into custody. The football club condemns any form of discrimination and does not respond to officials. will work together.

Birmingham said in a statement that the club has a “zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination of any kind” and that they will “continue to assist the police in their investigation” and that “any person guilty of such abominations will be punished”. Will be found”. Will strongly support the action taken against them.

Swansea reported that defender Rhys Williams was subjected to racist abuse by a domestic fan during the second half of their match against Luton at Kenilworth Road. The club said they had filed an official report against Williams alleging abuse, and said Bedfordshire Police and Luton were working to identify the individuals.

The club continued: “Swansea City condemns racism and abuse of all kinds as it has no place in football or any area of ​​life. Rhys has the full support of everyone at Football Club and we are proud of their parent club, Liverpool. We are in talks to ensure that the player gets all the support he needs.”

Meanwhile, Kelty Hearts striker Nathan Austin was subjected to racist abuse during his team’s Scottish League Two victory over Albion Rovers. Austin is the second player in Scottish football to report such abuse in a row over the weekend, when Airdrie launched an investigation into a complaint by his player, Rico Quitongo.

Austin scored all three in Kelty’s 3–0 win at Cliftonhill. but later tweeted: “A perfect hat-trick by an Albion fan calling me a monkey but I guess this is the world we live in. Enjoy your Saturday friends because I will.”

A fan group of Rovers immediately apologized to Austin and distanced themselves from the offender. In a statement on Twitter, the Coatbridge Boys group wrote: “Today Nathan Austin, one of the Kelty Hearts players, was racially abused by a member of our group, a man who has owned our group ever since. We will apologize to (Like) Nathan and Kelty Hurts, the Coatbridge Boys stand against racism.”

Kelty Hearts later issued a statement In response to the abuse, “An investigation is underway with our friends at Albion Rovers FC who gave our club a wonderful welcome on their first visit to Cliftonhill.

“Kelty Hearts Football Club will fully support all our players and members against racism of any kind, we strongly condemn racism and are fully committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination.”

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