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Young footballer tempted to quit over alleged racism row in Suffolk

The alleged incident took place at an under 18 game between Ipswich Wanderers and Framlingham Town

The Suffolk FA has launched an investigation after reports an under-18 player has given up football after he was racially abused during a match in the county.

Ipswich Wanderers say the incident happened during a clash with Framlingham Town.

The Wanderers team walked off the pitch in support of their player on the 81st minute of the game on Thursday night. Framlingham were leading 4-1.

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Coach Jonty Boon said the player, who didn't want to be named, had said he didn't want to play again after the incident.

However another coach for the club said he hoped the player could be persuaded to keep up his football.

Utterly disgusting last night, it's unacceptable at any level, but to hear it in a U18's unbelievable

– Jonty Boon

Racism in football is under the spotlight after England players were subjected to abuse during their game with Montenegro in Podgorica.

England player Danny Rose was subjected to monkey chants at the end of the team's 5-1 win.

Raheem Sterling stood up to Montenegro fans after they shouted racist comments. Credit: PA Images

Framlingham Town tweeted that they were mortified by the alleged incident at their ground and would be working with Suffolk FA as they investigated.

We would like to make it clear that FTFC does not condone racism of any kind and are mortified by the allegations... The response by our coaching staff was praised by the match officials and today we are proactively supporting Suffolk FA with their investigation.”

– Framlingham FC
Suffolk FA are investigating the alleged incident at Framlingham Town's pitch Credit: