Club Report: Racist Abuse | news

Bradford City AFC are working with West Yorkshire Police and appealing for witnesses following reports of racist abuse during yesterday's match against AFC Wimbledon.

In second-half stoppage time at Bradford Stadium, the game was temporarily halted after a comment was directed at visiting player Omar Buzial from the front end of The Bradford Lifts Stand, which was reported to match officials.

The City is now assisting police investigations and reviewing CCTV footage in an effort to identify the person involved and ensure the strongest-possible action is taken against them.

The 2023/24 season continues to see a rise in the number of racist offenses reported at Valley Parade, with the club issuing a similar statement following an incident involving an under-21 against Manchester City in our Bristol Street Motors Trophy game against Manchester City in November.

Bradford City AFC would like to take this opportunity to reiterate its position. We do not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind and we ask that any visitor report it promptly and in detail to ensure the Club can act appropriately. It is.

Any visitor who exhibits racist abuse or discrimination of any kind will be suspended indefinitely – with information reported to the police – although the likelihood of this happening increases significantly if incidents are reported at the time they occur.

To do so, contact our confidential matchday text message service on 07949 814243 – or by email. [email protected].

The club is asking anyone with any information about the events of yesterday afternoon to contact us to assist West Yorkshire Police's investigation and ensure the matter is dealt with in the strongest-possible manner.

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