Barrow AFC to investigate allegations of racism from supporters
" ...the referee wants to report it because it's not acceptable. We're in 2012 - what's all that about?"
Steve King, Macclesfield Town FC manager
BBC Sport reports that Barrow fans racially abused Macclesfield Town player Nat Brown during Tuesday night’s FA cup game (18th December).
Macclesfield manager Steve King reported the Nat had been called “A monkey”.
Steve said "He got called a monkey by some of the fans behind the goal. He said to the ref 'he's called me a monkey' and that's not acceptable.
"I heard it when I was coming out with Nat. It seems to be happening everywhere.
"It's up to 'Browny' [if he wants to take it further]. He said to leave it, but the referee wants to report it because it's not acceptable. We're in 2012 - what's all that about?"
Barrow assistant manager Ashley Hoskin was just as annoyed, adding: "I know the club will take a firm stance on anyone shouting what was allegedly shouted.
"It was their manager who came over and said that someone from the crowd had shouted something to one of their players.
"If that's the case, it's not acceptable in football and it's not acceptable in any walk of life. It's disappointing if that's happened."
Barrow AFC has confirmed that they will investigate the incident.