Haringey Borough chairman Aki Achillea has described Saturday’s FA Cup match against Yeovil Town that was abandoned following alleged racist abuse as “soul-destroying”.
The fourth qualifying round match at Coles Park saw the players walk off, led by boss Tom Loizou, in the 64th minute, shortly after Yeovil had gone 1-0 up via a penalty.
A subsequent post on Haringey’s official Twitter account said it had been abandoned following racist abuse, and their defender Coby Rowe wrote on his account that he had been a victim.
Achillea told the PA news agency that as well as Rowe receiving racist abuse from the crowd, Haringey goalkeeper Douglas Pajetat was spat on and had a bottle thrown at him.
And the chairman said: “It is soul-destroying because of the effort we’ve put in to encourage so many people from our area, from so many cultures, to come and watch what we have on offer.”