14 Aug, 2019 @ 18:35
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Racist abuse forces English youth team to abandon football friendly in Andalucia

QPR: Under 18 game in Seville abandoned after alleged racist abuse

QUEENS Park Rangers’ under-18 side had to walk off the pitch during a friendly in Seville following alleged racist abuse by opposition players.

The West London club has called on UEFA to take the ‘strongest possible action’ after their side allegedly suffered monkey noises and taunts of ‘n****.’ 


Defender Trent Mahorn, 17, led his teammates off the pitch in the middle of the game against AD Nervion FC, which forced the referee to abandon the match.

WALK OFF: Led by youth player Trent Mahorn

QPR Chief Executive Lee Hoos said: “We take a very strong stance against racism and will not tolerate one of our players being subjected to the despicable comments experienced.

“I am also very proud of our Under-18s who showed such maturity in the face of unacceptable provocation,

“Had this incident occurred in England I have no doubts the issue would be dealt with swiftly with a strong punishment by the FA,” he continued.

“Unfortunately, it seems some countries have a long way to go in this respect and I urge UEFA to take the strongest possible action as incidents of this nature are happening far too often.

“At QPR we must not, and will not, stand for it.”

ANGER: From QPR chief Lee Hoos after racist abuse was aimed at youth players

It comes after several high profile cases of racism in English football last year, including abuse directed at Man City forward Raheem Sterling.

“We have been in constant communication with the club (QPR) since this incident and will continue to support all football clubs and players in the fight against discrimination in the game,” said anti-racism group Kick it Out.

UEFA have yet to comment on this latest incident.

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