Birmingham City captain Troy Deeney was allegedly the subject of racist abuse after the full-time whistle of Blues’ 2-0 defeat to Cardiff City, a club statement has revealed.
The incident, which was witnessed by a chunk of the St Andrew’s crowd, has been referred to the relevant authorities, with the club itself assisting in an investigation.
“Troy Deeney and a number of supporters have reported hearing the 34-year-old subjected to racist abuse,” a Birmingham City club statement reads.
“The Club Captain and those inside St. Andrew’s identified this as coming from the home section of the Gil Merrick lower when players were leaving the field of play towards the players’ tunnel.
“Blues gives its full support to Troy and is appalled and saddened that yet again, one of our players is not safe from discrimination on the football pitch. There is no room for racism in the game.”
Birmingham have stated that no further comments will be made at this time.