BRACKNELL Town FC have issued a statement this afternoon condemning the racist abuse aimed at players during the game yesterday. 

The club claim a 'small number' of Banbury United fans hurled racist abuse from the crowd during the game on Saturday, October 15.

Bracknell beat the Oxfordshire side 2-1 at the Sandhurst Memorial Park in Yorktown Road.

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The club released a statement on Twitter.

It said: "On a day that should have been great for our club and fans: "Unfortunately, a small number of Banbury United fans deemed it acceptable to hurl racial slurs at our players and staff, which we find extremely disturbing and offensive.

"This language and conduct has no place in our sport or society and must be eliminated. We will coordinate with the police and the FA to identify each individual supporter behind the goal.#KICKITOUT" 


The incident has been reported to Thames Valley Police. 

Banbury United Community Football Club board of directors said: "We lost to the better team in yesterday’s FA Cup tie. Bracknell Town deserved their win.

"We have enjoyed two years of success in the FA Cup, yesterday was not our day, it was Bracknell’s and we hope they get a great draw tomorrow.

"We await official correspondence from our opponents and the FA to help us investigate allegations of racism. As a club we will not tolerate racism, it has no place in society and we apologise to Bracknell and Anthony Cheshire for any racist comments that were made, individuals should not be subjected to this.

"Anyone identified as having made such comments will be banned by the club. Anyone who has any relevant evidence should please contact, in strictest confidence,"