Chesterfield say they are looking into a complaint from a home supporter in last weekend’s game with Notts County, which alleges that a group of Spireites fans used a form of racial stereotyping in a chant.
The chant was about Chesterfield striker Mike Fondop, with the complaint made to the club, The FA and Kick it Out. Chesterfield say they will be working closely with the police to assist in trying to identify the people concerned.
The club state: “Supporters are reminded that racist comments or chants at the Proact Stadium will not be tolerated and could result in offenders being prosecuted.”
Keith Jackson, the Spireites’ head of sport and activities at the Community Trust, said: “Equality, inclusion and respect are part of our core values and our recent work during Black History Month is a small part of an ongoing education and PHSE project that we run in schools.
“We’re proud to be proactive in celebrating our heritage, culture and diversity in Chesterfield and want to be at the forefront of promoting this message of acceptance.”