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Mansfield Town report alleged racist abuse directed at captain

Mansfield Town have confirmed that following the brawl that marred last week's friendly match against Sheffield Wednesday, an allegation of racist abuse from a player has been referred to both the FA and Nottinghamshire Police.

The abuse was allegedly directed towards the Stags captain Krystian Pearce Credit: Press Association

The abuse was allegedly directed towards the Stags captain Krystian Pearce, who was one of several players involved in a 90th minute melee sparked by a tackle by Owls' striker Fernando Forestieri.

The trouble flared again immediately after the final whistle.

Sheffield Wednesday are aware of the very serious allegations made following the pre-season friendly with Mansfield Town on Tuesday 24 July.

The club vehemently refutes any form of racist abuse on our part and will vigorously defend itself should the need arise.

– Club statement