FC Halifax Town have released a statement in which they say they are working with the relevant authorities to deal with a fan, after racist abuse was directed at a player in the Havant & Waterlooville game in the Vanarama National League last week.

The statement from the club reads as follows:

The Club once again finds itself having to talk about another serious event. The incident occurred during our fixture against Havant and Waterlooville last week. A so called supporter has been witnessed by other fans in the South Stand calling one of the players a F……P… – we’ve also received a number of formal letters condemning the despicable actions of this person. The individual concerned is currently being dealt with by the Club and relevant authorities.

FC Halifax Town finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour abhorrent and if there is evidence of supporters taking part in any racist behaviour, the club will issue severe sanctions, including bans; we’ll also fully support any criminal prosecutions.

We encourage all fans who believe that they have been the subject of, or witness to, discriminatory abuse to report it through the appropriate Club channels.

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