Bangor claim player was racially abused

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Sunday, 21 Apr 2013, 12:57

Bangor City Footbal Club have confirmed that they will be making an official complaint to the Football Association of Wales about a racial insult against one of their players.

The Citizens’ striker, Gary O’Toole, was incensed during the second half of the match between Airbus UK and Bangor City at the Hollingsworth Group Stadium on Saturday.

And after the match, Bangor City secretary, Gwynfor Jones, said O’Toole was in tears in the changing room having claimed he was racially abused by an opposition player.

“We have spoken to Gary, and many of the players have said that they too heard the insult,” Mr Jones told Sgorio.

“There is no place in fotball for racism, we will be making an official complaint and we have already spoken with [Welsh premier League secretary], Gwyn Derfel, who was here this afternoon.

“To be fair to Airbus UK, they completely agree that racism has no place in the game and have already said they will be carrying out a full investigation.”

The Wingmakers’ director of football, Andy Preece, said he wouldn’t be treating the matter lightly.

“Obviously I didn’t hear anything but I will get to the bottom of it, if there’s any problems we’ll deal with it,” he told Sgorio.

“We won’t accept anything like this. If [the allegations] are right, then we will deal with it.”

The incident occured as both sets of players argued following a foul on Robbie Booth by Glenn Rule.