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No action by FA over Millwall race taunts

El Hadji Diouf: racially abused by Millwall fans. Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

The FA will take no further action against Millwall over claims that fans racially abused Leeds United's El-Hadji Diouf during the Championship game at The Den last season.

The FA say that after police investigations, the culprits have been dealt with in the courts, and banned by the club.

Diouf racism row: Man charged

A 53-year-old man has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence after Millwall fans appeared to hurl racist abuse at Leeds striker El-Hadji Diouf. Gerrard Scanlon is accused of using threatening, abusive or insulting words likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

The delivery driver, from Enfield in North London, was released on police bail to appear in court again on February 27. He was arrested after Sky Sports News broadcast footage that appeared to show some of the London club's fans hurling insults at the Senegalese player.

Millwall Football Club said it was "appalled" by the footage, taken at a game at The Den in November, and vowed to reopen an investigation into allegations of racial abuse, which initially emerged online. The club has promised to ban any individuals for life if they are found guilty,


Player's racism claims

Fresh claims of racism are once more casting a shadow over international football. Danny Rose, the Doncaster born England Under-21 footballer, says he wants Serbia banned from international competition after he was racially abused during a match last night.

The 22 year-old claims he was hit by stones thrown from the crowd, who also chanted monkey noises at him. He also says he was slapped by some of the Serbian players after the game as violence broke out on the pitch.

The English FA have submitted a complaint to Uefa, but their Serbian counterparts say the claims are "malevolent", and that it was Rose who was to blame. Frazer Maude reports.


PM joins condemnation of racist chants

The Prime Minister has now joined the condemnation of Serbian fans and players who allegedly racially abused Doncaster born footballer Danny Rose during an under 21 international last night.

22 year-old Rose, a former Leeds United trainee, reacted to racist chants from Serbian fans by kicking the ball into the crowd just after England had won their match in Krusevac last night.

David Cameron has said he was appalled by the scenes on the pitch, and, along with his sports minister, has called on UEFA to investigate.

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