Wanderers star claims he was the victim of racist abuse

BOLTON Wanderers striker Marvin Sordell has claimed he was the victim of racist abuse on the pitch at Millwall. The 21-year-old has taken to the social networking website, Twitter, to criticise supporters at The Den who chanted alleged racist abuse at him, Benik Afobe, Darren Pratley and Chung-Yong Lee. Sordell said: “Putting the match aside, its 2012 in England and people are still shouting racist abuse at a football match. “Chungy, Pratts, Benik and I had all sorts of things said to us.” Bosses from both Wanderers and Millwall have now launched an investigation into the allegations. Millwall are also speaking to both match officials and the police. A statement from Wanderers said: “Marvin Sordell has made Bolton Wanderers aware that he was subject to alleged racist abuse during the game against Millwall. “We are now working with Millwall to investigate and the club have informed us that they will speak to the police and match officials. “Both clubs remain determined that racist behaviour or language will not be tolerated.” Millwall also issued a statement, saying: "Millwall and Bolton Wanderers are investigating allegations made by Bolton player Marvin Sordell that he was subjected to racial abuse by an individual whilst warming up as a substitute during Saturday’s Championship clash at The Den. "The two clubs remain determined to do everything in their power to ensure that racist behaviour will not be tolerated. "We will be speaking to the police and the match officials on this matter but no further comment will be made until this process has been completed and the investigations have been concluded." Sordell also received abusive responses to his allegations on Twitter. He added: "Funniest thing is if had come on and scored and gave them some back, i would be the one who got fined.” Bolton Wanderers are now in discussions about the situation. The Whites were beaten 2 – 1.

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9:33am Sun 7 Oct 12

Nibelung says...

Aww didums
Aww didums Nibelung
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10:48am Sun 7 Oct 12

macauley says...

hope this does not give owen coyle a bit longer to stay in the job he cant do and never will becauce he is just draging our club further bown.and he should do the decent thing and go now.
hope this does not give owen coyle a bit longer to stay in the job he cant do and never will becauce he is just draging our club further bown.and he should do the decent thing and go now. macauley
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11:42am Sun 7 Oct 12

swager123 says...

Agree macauley!! coyle you have dragged our club down for too long now! your a discrace!! please please mr gartside get rid of this idiot now before its too late!!!
Agree macauley!! coyle you have dragged our club down for too long now! your a discrace!! please please mr gartside get rid of this idiot now before its too late!!! swager123
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5:32pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Andyroost says...

Iv got to say, Owen Coyle has ran out of ideas, hes not gettin the best out of the team, They dont play as a team, they all have tallent and use it for themselves instead of as a team. We will never get back into premier league whilst hes at the Reebok, We have a goal keeper who is stealing a living, totally useless and was only used to keep yussi out of the team as him and Coyle didnt get on, Coyles Power Games lead to Yussi leaving. You all take notice how many managers in the premier league remain seated for 90 mins of the game every week. He hasnt got any drive for the team, just Gartsides whipping boy. If we carry on as we are we will end up in League 1. Leave now Owen and without a pay off, do the decent thing.
Iv got to say, Owen Coyle has ran out of ideas, hes not gettin the best out of the team, They dont play as a team, they all have tallent and use it for themselves instead of as a team. We will never get back into premier league whilst hes at the Reebok, We have a goal keeper who is stealing a living, totally useless and was only used to keep yussi out of the team as him and Coyle didnt get on, Coyles Power Games lead to Yussi leaving. You all take notice how many managers in the premier league remain seated for 90 mins of the game every week. He hasnt got any drive for the team, just Gartsides whipping boy. If we carry on as we are we will end up in League 1. Leave now Owen and without a pay off, do the decent thing. Andyroost
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7:47pm Sun 7 Oct 12

BWFC71 says...

Can you imagine the negative publicity the club would receive if we removed Coyle from his post whilst this investigation is taking place? Who would ever come to Bolton, as a manager, if we did this now?

Sordell's accustaion could possibly be true but it has come at the wrong time!
Can you imagine the negative publicity the club would receive if we removed Coyle from his post whilst this investigation is taking place? Who would ever come to Bolton, as a manager, if we did this now? Sordell's accustaion could possibly be true but it has come at the wrong time! BWFC71
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7:51pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Rememberscarborough says...

I don't care two hoots about Owen Coyle and this has nothing to do with him. Some people on here may be apologists for the rascist bigots down in London but it will not stop the rest of us from trying to rid our game from these disgusting individuals.
I don't care two hoots about Owen Coyle and this has nothing to do with him. Some people on here may be apologists for the rascist bigots down in London but it will not stop the rest of us from trying to rid our game from these disgusting individuals. Rememberscarborough
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12:41am Mon 8 Oct 12

macauley says...

BWFC71 wrote:
Can you imagine the negative publicity the club would receive if we removed Coyle from his post whilst this investigation is taking place? Who would ever come to Bolton, as a manager, if we did this now?

Sordell's accustaion could possibly be true but it has come at the wrong time!
so i am correct all you are saying this is just anotre he is not wanted by mosther lifeline for him to stay he is not wanted by the fans that.pay his.wages.
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: Can you imagine the negative publicity the club would receive if we removed Coyle from his post whilst this investigation is taking place? Who would ever come to Bolton, as a manager, if we did this now? Sordell's accustaion could possibly be true but it has come at the wrong time![/p][/quote]so i am correct all you are saying this is just anotre he is not wanted by mosther lifeline for him to stay he is not wanted by the fans that.pay his.wages. macauley
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7:54am Mon 8 Oct 12

_A5HA11_ says...

It's that **** head who in net that bringing the club down
It's that **** head who in net that bringing the club down _A5HA11_
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