An investigation is under way after two Shrewsbury Town footballers were allegedly subjected to racial abuse during the team’s 2-2 draw in the away game against Hartlepool.
Town star Marvin Morgan took to Twitter almost immediately after the League One fixture to say he and defender Jermaine Grandison had received racist abuse from members of the Hartlepool crowd.
The striker, who scored two goals in the game, went on to say that referee Carl Boyeson had been informed about the chanting and that he expected him to mention it in his match report to the Football Association.
Martin James, spokesman for Shrewsbury Town, said the club would hold a meeting with both players today to see how to proceed.
He said: “Both Jermaine and Marvin have reported that they were subject to racist chants in the game.
“They reported what was said to Graham Turner and he informed the referee.
“Both the players and the club have followed the right processes so now we will look at it when we are all back in on Monday. It’s important we speak to Marvin and Jermaine and carry out a full investigation.”