London (AFP) – Burnley striker Andre Gray has condemned two of his own club’s fans as living in the stone age after an incident of alleged racist abuse during the Premier League club’s friendly win at Bradford.
One of the Burnley supporters was ejected from Saturday’s clash at Valley Parade and the Clarets on Sunday confirmed a Bradford player reported the individual to the match officials, claiming he had been repeatedly racially abused.
The supporter has denied the allegations but other witnesses have backed up the complaints of the player.
Gray, who scored twice in Burnley’s 4-1 win, was incensed by the incident and took to Twitter to express his displeasure.
“Well done to the two racist Burnley fans. Still live in the stone ages I see. Ignorant prats,” he wrote.
“It’s alright, you’ve only got black players playing for you anyway,” he added sarcastically.
Another fan left voluntarily and no arrests were made but, in a statement released on Sunday, Burnley offered an apology for the incident.
“We would like to offer our sincere apologies to the player involved and to Bradford City Football Club,” it read.
“We will now be working with the police and Bradford City Football Club, who have CCTV footage of the incident, to hold a full investigation and identify the persons involved, when action will be taken accordingly.”
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