ELLIOTT JUMPS TO DEFENCE OF ABUSED TEAM-MATE
By Stuart James
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Elliott, who scored both of Bournemouth's goals in the 2-2 draw, said his team-mate was left devastated by the incident and slammed the fans' behaviour as disgusting.
"Chukki was magnificent and that's the best I've seen him play," Elliott said.
"Unfortunately, he was the victim of some racist abuse which is bang out of order.
"Normally our away fans are superb so I imagine it was just one or two who gave him the abuse.
"One or two of us who were near the incident knew what had happened and Chukki rightly was, and still is, devastated by it.
"Quite frankly, to single out anybody for the racist abuse is absolutely disgusting."
The incident left Eribenne inconsolable as he was taken off the field and O'Driscoll branded the incident as disgraceful.
"The whole afternoon is soured when one of your own players is racially abused by your own supporters. It's disgraceful and it should never happen," he said.
"The referee came over to me and told me Chukki was being racially abused. He feared Chukki would do something he would regret so we took him off.
"I would be just as angry if any of our supporters had racially abused any of their players, but when one of your own players is abused by your own fans, it's disgraceful."