A supporter is being investigated by Norwich City after Crystal Palace players were the victims of alleged racist comments at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night.
The Premier League club strongly condemned the actions of the fan and also added that some of its own players were subjected to online abuse in their 3-0 loss and would work with Norfolk police to impose ‘the strongest possible sanctions against perpetrators of this behaviour’.
Some of the Palace players were subjected to some sickening racial abuse by a Norwich fanGetty There is no place for racism, anywhereGetty
In an announcement from Norwich, the club also confirmed that they have identified one individual.
“Norwich City strongly condemns all forms of unlawful discrimination,” said the statement.
“Following our game at Crystal Palace, the club were disappointed to learn of both online racist comments directed at some of our players, as well as alleged in-stadia racist comments directed at opposing players by our supporters.
“Such behaviour is not welcome in following and supporting Norwich City.
More clearly needs to be done to stop players from suffering from underserved racial abuseGetty
“The club will continue to support those players affected, whilst demanding action from social media companies to ensure that users are held accountable for their unacceptable behaviour.
“The club have also reported the incident to Norfolk Police.
“An individual has also been identified and an investigation is ongoing following the alleged racist comments directed at Crystal Palace’s players.
“No player, whether our player or an opposition player, should be subject to this type of abuse.
The Norwich playerswere of course disappointed with the result but that doesn’t mean they should be subjected to racismGetty
“All at Norwich City will continue to do everything we can to eradicate all forms of unlawful discrimination from the game.
“Where identified, the club will support and impose the strongest possible sanctions against perpetrators of this behaviour.”