Bradford City investigate racist abuse allegations before Port Vale clash
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 23/10/19 2:48pm
Bradford are investigating allegations of racist abuse towards one of their supporters before Tuesday night's home defeat to Port Vale.
The Sky Bet League Two club said the alleged incident took place close to their Utilita Energy Stadium and have appealed for witnesses in a statement on their official website.
"City officials have (on Wednesday) morning made contact with the alleged victim's family and, alongside local authorities, will be conducting an inquiry," Bradford said.
"The incident occurred on Manningham Lane in the build-up to kick-off and the club is appealing for witnesses to come forward."
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Bradford's director of communications Ryan Sparks added: "We are disgusted to hear of this incident and will do everything in our power to identity those alleged to have been involved.
"Racism has no place in society and we treat all forms of discrimination with the utmost seriousness.
"Bradford is a proud, multi-cultural city and racism is absolutely unacceptable. We would urge anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward and contact the club. This can be done anonymously."
In May, Bradford City investigated reports of alleged racist abuse towards local residents outside Valley Parade before a 0-0 draw against AFC Wimbledon.