"An allegation of racism was made following the Cardiff City vs Crystal Palace match on Sunday. Michael Chopra has claimed he was racially abused by a Crystal Palace player at the final whistle."
Show Racism the RED Card were holding their Anti-Racist stance of Action before the game where both Cardiff City Players and Crystal Palace players wore SRtRC t-shirts to warm up in which was followed by a stadium announcement committing both clubs to condemning all forms of racism in sport and society.
Chopra, of Indian descent, reacted furiously to a remark made to him by a Palace player at the final whistle and alleged it was racist.
Chopra’s Strike partner Jay Bothroyd who has been involved with previous SRtRC events said, I wasn’t there but I spoke to Chops and he said one of their boys said a racist comment,”
“We were wearing T-shirts today and it doesn’t set a good example for Crystal Palace or football.
“Obviously that isn’t acceptable in this game and it is something the referee will have to deal with. If you call someone a racist name then people are going to react in a certain way.
The FA will seek more evidence before launching a full-scale investigation and Football Association of Wales may also investigate the case.
Crystal Palace have denied one of their players made a racist comment at Cardiff on Saturday and say they would welcome an inquiry into the allegation.
Cardiff City Football Club has also stated “CCFC wish to draw a line under this issue and to look forward to tomorrow's match against Coventry City.
There will be no further public statement regarding this alleged incident nor any action taken by this Club or any of its employees.”
SRtRC will continue to work with both Cardiff City and Crystal Palace in the near future.