The footballer at the centre of a racism incident has spoken about the moment he was abused from the terraces, report Kent Online.
Ebou Adams, 22, was playing for Ebbsfleet against Aldershot at Stonebridge Road on Saturday when he heard a shout from the away end. He was just yards away from the ‘Shots’ supporter who allegedly made the comment and immediately reported the incident to referee Joe Hull.
Adams said: “We were dominating the game at the time. A cross came in and the keeper made a great save from Dave Winfield’s header. I tried to follow up and as he tipped it over the crossbar, I ran into the net thinking he would parry it to me.
“As I ran into the net, I looked into the crowd. I had the whole crowd shouting at me, using aggressive language but I didn’t take any notice because I’m used to that. As I was about to turn away, I heard those words ‘you black ****’ and I looked at the character.
“I was really angry. It was quite embarrassing because you don’t know how to feel. It’s not something you hear every day.
“I reported it straight to the referee and the way he handled it was very good. There were two minutes when was thinking ‘why do that? but when I spoke to the gaffer, he told me to relax, calm down and I was able to see it out to half-time.”
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