Alleged Hughton abuse

Police launch an investigation into allegations of racial abuse directed towards Norwich City manager Chris Hughton.

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Kick It Out admit social media concern

Football's anti-racism campaign, Kick It Out, admit that the amount of abusive messages being posted on social media websites is a 'growing concern."

The organisation decided to release a statement after allegations of racial abuse being directed at Norwich City manager Chris Hughton came to light.

"Kick It Out was informed of a racist message posted about Norwich City manager Chris Hughton on an unofficial fans’ Facebook page on Sunday (29 September), and instantly brought the incident to the attention of the Police via its online reporting facility True Vision. A response from the Police is now pending.

The high level of abusive and discriminatory messages being posted on social media platforms is a growing concern for Kick It Out. "

– Kick It Out

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Canaries release Hughton statement

Norwich City have released a statement following allegations of racial abuse being directed at their manager, Chris Hughton.

"The Club has been made aware of racist language about our Manager Chris Hughton posted on an unofficial fans’ Facebook page in the last few days and the matter has been reported to the Police as a hate crime.

Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, have reported the comments made as a hate crime to the Police and Norwich City totally supports this stance.

We are in dialogue with Kick It Out and Ipswich Town and will co-operate fully with the Police investigation into the incident."

– Norwich City Football Club

Hughton allegedly targetted by racial abuse

Police are investigating alleged racist comments directed towards Norwich City manager Chris Hughton. Credit: PA

Police are investigating allegations of racial abuse directed towards Norwich City manager Chris Hughton.

The comments about the 54-year-old were made on an unofficial Facebook page.

The posts were spotted by football's anti-racism campaign Kick It Out and reported to the Police as a hate crime.

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