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'Racism' aimed at Tottenham Ladies' Renee Hector probed by FA

Renee Hector revealed after the match she reported the incident to the referee
Image: Renee Hector revealed after the match she reported the incident to the referee

Alleged racism aimed at Tottenham Ladies defender Renee Hector during Sunday's win over Sheffield United is being investigated by the FA.

The 23-year-old tweeted after the match that she was subjected to racist abuse by an unnamed member of the Sheffield United squad during the game.

Hector said: "Such a shame that racism seems to be rising up again in football - I received some monkey noises today from an opposition player.

"The only reaction was to let the football do the talking and that we did - great start to the year!"

On Sunday evening, the FA confirmed it would look into the accusations saying it was "aware of an allegation of discriminatory abuse".

The FA statement added: "We take all allegations of discrimination very seriously and will be making enquiries into the matter."

After the match, Tottenham revealed they had contacted the FA over the alleged conduct.

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They tweeted: "The club is aware of allegations of racial abuse made by Renée Hector following today's victory at Sheffield United Women, that were reported to the referee by the player during the match.

"We have since reported the alleged incident to the FA and await their response. We shall be making no further comment on the allegations at this time."

Sheffield United have also confirmed they have opened an investigation into the alleged incident.

The club released a statement saying: "We are aware of the post on social media and have already begun an investigation to determine the full facts.

"As this is an ongoing matter, it would be unwise to comment further at this stage."

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