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FA ask for Diouf's account of racist abuse

The Football Association has contacted Leeds United to ask for El-Hadji Diouf's version of events as part of an investigation into footage which showed the striker being racially abused during a match at Millwall in November.

The film appeared to show the Senegal international alerting the referee, Mark Halsey, and making stewards aware of his allegations but Millwall insisted no complaint of racist abuse was made by the player at the time.

The FA is now investigating the footage - and not just the incident with Diouf. It is understood Leeds have provided the governing body with the Senegal striker's version of what happened.

An FA statement said: "We were concerned by the video footage and we have requested a copy for our full consideration. We will work with all the relevant authorities including the police to investigate fully."

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