FA Cup tie aban­doned over al­leged racist abuse

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An English FA Cup fourth qual­i­fy­ing round match be­tween Haringey Bor­ough and Yeovil Town was aban­doned yes­ter­day due to al­leged racist abuse suf­fered by Haringey play­ers. The match was stopped in the 64th minute with Yeovil lead­ing 1-0 af­ter some fans abused Cameroo­nian goal­keeper Dou­glas Pa­je­tat, the BBC re­ported. Haringey boss Tom Loizou led the hosts off the field shortly af­ter the goal was scored and the match was aban­doned 35 min­utes later. Loizou said another of his play­ers, Coby Rowe, was also tar­geted. “The abuse a few of my play­ers got was dis­gust­ing,” Loizou told BBC Ra­dio 5 live. “They got a penalty and as they were lin­ing up to take it, my goal­keeper got spat at and had a bot­tle thrown at him. Then Rowe got racially abused. The FA Cup’s not worth that much to us. We are never go­ing to win it. If we get pun­ished and thrown out, all be it, I don’t care.”

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