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Racism complaint after Newcastle match

Aleksandar Kolarov, became involved in a heated exchange with a spectator before coming on as a substitute at St James' Park Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are investigating an allegation of racist abuse during yesterday's football match between Newcastle United and Manchester City.

Blues player, Aleksandar Kolarov, became involved in a heated exchange with a spectator before coming on as a substitute at St James' Park.

Northumbria police says it takes such allegations extremely seriously and its enquiries are ongoing.

Newcastle lost the game 3 -1.