Hartlepool United fans will be urged by police who will be handing out leaflets at tonight’s match to help identify those behind alleged racial abuse of two Shrewsbury Town players.
Ahead of the game against Sheffield United, police will ask fans to come forward with information about the alleged incident at Victoria Park.
It comes as the police investigation continues into allegations that Town striker Marvin Morgan and defender Jermaine Grandison suffered racist abuse from members of the Hartlepool crowd during the first half of their game on September 22.
A spokesman for Cleveland Police said today: “Inquiries are still ongoing and we are still working closely with the football club.
“There is a planned leaflet drop asking anyone who may have witnessed anything to come forward and speak to the police.”
Following the incident last month, the Football Association has also begun its own investigation into the claims after details were included in referee Carl Boyeson’s match report.
At half-time during the game, Morgan and Grandison along with captain Matt Richards and manager Graham Turner were called into the referee’s dressing room to discuss the allegations.
A spokesman for Hartlepool United said the club would be assisting with the inquiries, as well as holding its own internal investigation.
The game finished 2-2, with Morgan scoring both of the goals for Shrewsbury.