Bolton players claim racist abuse by Millwall fans

Associated Press Modified: October 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm •  Published: October 6, 2012

LONDON (AP) — A Bolton player said he and several teammates were subject to racist abuse by the home supporters of Millwall during a second-tier match on Saturday.

Striker Marvin Sordell expressed his outrage on Twitter, saying fans of the London club hurled racist taunts during a 2-1 loss in the League Championship. The Football Association has launched an investigation.

Lee Chung-yong, Darren Pratley and Benik Afobe were also targeted by Millwall supporters, Sordell said, adding that police took no action.

"Putting the match aside, its 2012 in england and people are still shouting racial abuse at a football game!? (hash tag) Shocking," Sordell tweeted. "Chungy, Pratts, Benik and i had all sorts of things said to us. The police were standing yards away and did nothing..."

The England under-21 international said he was called a "slave" by the fans.

"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," Millwall said in a statement. "The two clubs remain determined to do everything in their power to ensure that racist behavior will not be tolerated.

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