Football racism inquiry after heated exchange

Police are investigating an allegation of racist abuse after Manchester City player Aleksandar Kolarov became involved in a heated exchange with a spectator at St James' Park.

Northumbria Police confirmed they had received a complaint in the wake of City's 3-1 Barclays Premier League victory at Newcastle this afternoon.

It is understood 27-year-old Serbia international Kolarov became involved in a lengthy exchange with a supporter carrying an Albania flag as he warmed up on the sidelines during the game.

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