Racist abuse in­ves­ti­gated

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

Raith Rovers have pledged to root out the fans re­spon­si­ble for mak­ing racist re­marks to­wards an Ayr United player dur­ing the week­end’s 3-0 league de­feat.

The Kirk­caldy club said it has re­ceived no­ti­fi­ca­tion that the at­ten­tion of match ref­eree Gavin Ross was drawn to “of­fen­sive re­marks of a racial na­ture” at Ayr mid­fielder De­clan Mcdaid from sup­port­ers in the Rail­way End of Som­er­set Park – where the trav­el­ling Rovers fans were housed on Satur­day.

A Raith Rovers spokesman said it has been con­duct­ing a “rig­or­ous” in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the al­leged in­ci­dent and is keen to iden­tify those at fault for what it de­scribed as “un­ac­cept­able” be­hav­iour.

“Raith Rovers FC con­demn in the strong­est pos­si­ble terms any form of abuse of a racist na­ture, are com­mit­ted to in­ves­ti­gat­ing this in­ci­dent thor­oughly, and iden­ti­fy­ing the per­son or per­sons re­spon­si­ble,” the spokesman said.

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