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Alleged racial abuse investigation

Police are investigating allegations of racist gesturing during Sunderland's match against West Brom on Saturday

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Police investigating alleged racist gesture at Stadium of Light

Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring West Brom's third goal against Sunderland on Saturday Credit: PA

Police are investigating reports that a racist gesture was made towards West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku during Saturday's Premier League match against Sunderland.

Pictures appeared to show a fan making the gesture after the Belgian celebrated scoring his side's third goal in the 4-2 victory at the Stadium of Light.

Northumbria Police said it is "carrying out inquiries after a report of racist abuse was received at the Sunderland versus West Brom match on Saturday."

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