Birmingham FA investigates alleged racist abuse
Two footballers are being investigated by Birmingham FA following allegations of racial abuse during a game for Nuneaton Town’s youth team.
Lewis Edwards, aged 18, and George Washbourne, 17, have been suspended after accusations that they made racist remarks to another player during a cup game against Chasetown.
The Telegraph exclusively revealed yesterday how Birmingham Football Association was investigating allegations of racial abuse said to have been made by Nuneaton Town’s Conor Baker.
Ian Neale, chairman of Nuneaton Town, said: “Washbourne and Edwards are being suspended by the club with immediate effect. If found guilty they will have their registrations terminated with immediate effect.
"The club runs a zero tolerance policy on any form of racially motivated abuse and will fully co-operate and support the investigation.”
The football’s governing body, Birmingham County FA, confirmed allegations against all three players are now being investigated.
Source: Coventry Telegraph