(From the Burnley Express) Padiham FC have been fined £165 for taking their players off the pitch after their goalkeeper, Tony Aghayere, was allegedly racially abused in a fixture last year while their opponents were fined just £160, prompting Storks’ Chairman, Shaun Astin, to ask “where is the justice?”

Padiham FC’s North West Counties Football League fixture away at Congleton Town last October had to be called off after Aghayere, a former Burnley FC youth player, was allegedly subjected to racist abuse while his side were 3-0 down, prompting the side’s manager, Liam Smith, to remove his players from the pitch.

Following the incident, both clubs attended a hearing at which Padiham FC were officially fined for abandoning the match, while their opponents – who condemned any alleged racial abuse at the time and reported the matter to Cheshire Police – were fined £5 less than Padiham for the actions of their supporters.

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