Bradford City to investigate racist tweets aimed at Charlton player


Bradford City have opened up an investigation to look into racist tweets sent to Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor following their clash on Saturday.

Taylor scored the only goal in a 1-0 win at The Valley.

Taylor, 29, was sent a series of tweets with banana emojis from an account which has since been deleted.

He highlighted the tweets as he posted a screenshot of them with the caption “look at this… Yet another example of ignorant, small minded #racism. #Pathetic.”

Bradford released a statement on their website confirming they are looking into the matter.

“The club is investigating racist remarks made on Twitter towards Charlton Athletic’s Lyle Taylor following Saturday’s game at The Valley.

“City officials are working with the Police and Charlton Athletic to identify the person responsible and ensure appropriate action is taken against them.”

Taylor later posted a message onto Twitter thanking the support he had received.

“The support from everybody has been overwhelming today. The blanket condemnation of 1 idiots  actions has highlighted the people’s true feelings on this matter.

“Thank you for all the messages too, it means the world.”

Chalrton also released a statement on their website.

“Racist abuse is abhorrent and completely unacceptable, it is not something Lyle or any individual should have to deal with.

“The incident has been reported to the police and we will work with them and Bradford City to identify the person responsible and ensure appropriate action is taken against them.

“The fact that racist abuse is still seen in football demonstrates work still needs to be done to tackle it.”


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