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Norwich report racist abuse directed at Idah to police

The Republic of Ireland international revealed the content of messages he received on social media platform Instagram. 



Norwich report racist abuse di...
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Norwich report racist abuse directed at Idah to police

Norwich have condemned the racist abuse Adam Idah was subjected to following their Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace yesterday.

The Canaries were beaten 3-0 at Selhurst Park, with Idah and other subsequently receiving racist abuse online.

The Republic of Ireland international revealed the content of messages he received on social media platform Instagram.

Norwich say they have reported the matter to police, and will support Idah and other players who also received abuse.

They also added that some of their own supporters directed comments towards Crystal Palace players.

"Following our game at Crystal Palace, the club were disappointed to learn of both online racist comments directed at some of our players, as well as alleged in-stadia racist comments directed at opposing players by our supporters," a club statement read. 

"Such behaviour is not welcome in following and supporting Norwich City,"

"The club will continue to support those players affected, whilst demanding action from social media companies to ensure that users are held accountable for their unacceptable behaviour.

"The club have also reported the incident to Norfolk Police.

"An individual has also been identified and an investigation is ongoing following the alleged racist comments directed at Crystal Palace’s players.

"No player, whether our player or an opposition player, should be subject to this type of abuse.

All at Norwich City will continue to do everything we can to eradicate all forms of unlawful discrimination from the game.

"Where identified, the club will support and impose the strongest possible sanctions against perpetrators of this behaviour."

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