Hartlepool United have confirmed ‘allegations of two incidents’ during their home game with Ebbsfleet United at the weekend.

Fleet winger Jermaine McGlashan had tweeted on Saturday that he had been racially abused:

Class from the few Hartlepool players that came to see how I was today after being racially abused not for the first time in a game, no room whatsoever for it & hope it gets dealt with accordingly! @kickitout

A statement from Pools reads: “Following today’s fixture against Ebbsfleet United, we can confirm that allegations of two incidents during the game have been made. It is important to state that, at this stage, these alleged incidents are unsubstantiated and will be subject to a full investigation.

“We will hide nothing in our thorough examination of the facts and will respond to any enquiries from any authorities. As importantly, once we have carried out a full investigation we will identify any action required and, regardless of this, will not be distracted from our commitment and efforts to promote diversity and educate inclusivity.

“Hartlepool United condemn abuse of any nature and we will continue to work closely with the relevant bodies to ensure that Victoria Park is a safe and welcoming environment for all supporters, staff and players.”

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