Police investigate alleged abuse by Liverpool fan against Adeyemi

Liverpool and Merseyside Police are investigating an incident of alleged abuse from fans towards Oldham Athletic defender Tom Adeyemi, BBC Sport reports.

The 20 year old was visibly upset late in the 5-1 FA Cup defeat at Anfield on Friday and the game was stopped while Adeyemi alerted referee Neil Swarbrick to the incident. However, Merseyside Police confirmed that no arrests were made for racially aggravated behaviour. The incident follows Luis Suarez’s eight game ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra at Anfield on October 15th 2010.

A police spokesman said: ‘The force and Liverpool Football Club are investigating following an incident that occurred during the second half of the game. The aim of the investigation is to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident to ascertain if any action needs to be taken’.

Oldham player Dean Furman has branded the incident a ‘disgrace’ and former Latics man Reuben Hazell stated that Adeyemi told him the fan racially abused him. Liverpool will investigate the situation and Adeyemi has given a statement to the police.

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