Club officials at Chesterfield have condemned a racist social media post aimed at a Mansfield Town player, purporting to be from a Chesterfield supporter.

The club explain: “Following the wholly unacceptable message sent via Twitter to Mal Benning, who is British-Asian, police have said they are investigating the matter.

“An appeal has been made for help in identifying the person responsible, whose Twitter handle is ‘@SheridanOut’ and claims to be called ‘Rhys’. Anyone with any relevant information relating to this matter should email [email protected] in confidence.”

A club spokesman said: “Racist comments simply cannot be tolerated and any information we receive which helps police identify the person who has sent this message would be greatly appreciated.”

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