A FOOTBALL team has claimed one of its players was racially abused by an opposition representative at the end of a football game.

A spokesman for Offenham Rovers claimed that a representative from New Inn, Pershore Town's Sunday league squad, made the racially aggravated comment towards one of the their players. 

A statement on the club’s Facebook page reads: “New Inn unfortunately had to turn to insults on the sideline which resulted in a racist comment being aimed towards a Rover which really summed up their poor attitude all game.”

The club claims it has reported the comment to 'the relevant people.'

However, Pershore Town chairman Mark Thomson says his club is not aware of the incident.

He has reassured fans that any racist behaviour will not be tolerated.

He said: “The Club is unaware of any racist incident that took place on Sunday.

“However, we have not seen the Referee's report, although nothing has been reported to the club either.

“Pershore Town Football Club take a zero-tolerance approach to racism and if anyone is involved in this type of behaviour it will automatically be investigated and dealt with accordingly."

He added later: "We are now instigating a full investigation our end, prior to being consulted by the FA."

Rovers came out 4-1 winners away to New Inn on Sunday, October 17.

The match itself proved to be a comfortable victory for the visitors who made it three wins on the bounce with a win over table toppers Pershore.

Despite going a goal down inside ten minutes, Offenham battled back in the second half to win 4-1.
A red card on the brink of half-time for New Inn made life a bit easier for the Green and Blacks who equalised shortly after the break, Reagan Martin scoring from 20-yards out.

Sean Brain added a dazzling second, taking on four players before rounding the keeper.

Goals from Stuey Davis and substitute Radu Nicolaita sealed the win as Offenham climbed to third in the Evesham and District Sunday Football League, with Pershore remaining top.