Evo-Stik Northern Premier League club Marine have launched an investigation into an alleged “monkey chant” at their game against Rushall Olympic.

The game took place at the Mariners Marine Travel Arena last Saturday and the club have released a statement confirming that investigations are ongoing into chanting that took place during the first half.

In the statement the Mariners also revealed that they had apologised to Rushall Olympic officials after the game, as they attempt to seek out the culprit.

The statement in full read “During the first half of the home match against Rushall marineOlympic, after approximately 30 minutes, a monkey chant was heard from the vicinity of the left hand half of the stand (viewed towards the pitch).

Club officers spoke to a number of people in and around the area in question but so far have been unable to positively identify the person responsible.

Should any spectators who were present have any information which would assist the club to identify the individual please see Chairman Paul Leary, Vice Chairman Dave McMillan or Secretary Richard Cross at any home game, or alternatively email [email protected]

The incident has been reported to the FA by the match referee and the Club have now received correspondence which we have to respond to.

We have apologised to senior Club officials of Rushall Olympic for the totally unacceptable incident and assured them that if the culprit is identified the necessary action will be taken”

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)

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