Anti-racism group investigate abuse claims after Watford youth team leave pitch

A Watford youth team apparently suffered racist abuse while on tour in Italy Photo: PA

Anti-racism group Kick It Out is investigating claims a Watford youth side was ordered off the pitch by its coach after an incident of racist abuse during an under-19 tournament in Italy.

The Watford side were playing Italian team Latina Calcio 1-0 in a Wojtyla Cup game in Rome on Wednesday when they were taken off by coach Dave Hughes following an incident.

The club and Kick It Out are both now trying to find out the full facts behind the incident - a video of which has appeared online.

A Kick It Out spokesman said: "We have been made aware of an incident, we have been in touch with the club and they and we are now looking into exactly what happened."