Birmingham City condemns racial abuse of Troy Deeney
Birmingham fans have reportedly racially abused their captain Deeney after their Tuesday home defeat to Cardiff City. The Midland club condemned the abuse in a statement.
Late strikes from Perry Ng and Callum Robinson gave Cardiff City a 2-0 victory overBirmingham City
on Tuesday at St Andrew Stadium.Troy Deeney
came on as a substitute in the 73rd minute and reportedly faced racial abuse by his side's fans.
The club issued a statement on Wednesday that reads:
"After the full-time whistle of Tuesday night's Sky Bet Championship match against Cardiff City, Troy Deeney and a number of supporters have reported hearing the 34-year-old subjected to racist abuse.
"The club captain and those inside St Andrew's identified this as coming from the home section of the Gil Merrick lower when players were leaving the field of play towards the players' tunnel.
"This incident has been referred to the relevant authorities and the club will assist in their investigation.
"Blues gives its full support to Troy and is appalled and saddened that yet again, one of our players is not safe from discrimination on the football pitch.
"There is no room for racism in the game. No further comment will be made at this time."
After spending 12 seasons with
, Deeney joined the Blues in 2021. The Premier League echoed Birmingham's comments in a tweet:
"No one should have to suffer abuse of the kind received by Troy Deeney.
"It has no place in football or society. The Premier League condemns all forms of discrimination. Football is for everyone."
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