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Dion Dublin racially abused in Chesterfield

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Ex-footballer now TV presenter Dion Dublin has shared his shock at being racially abused in the Midlands.

The former Coventry City and Leicester City player tweeted: "I honestly thought we were getting somewhere but obviously not, there's still that minority that have a lack of EDUCATION & RESPECT!"

He said the abuse came from a woman in her late 20s or early 30s.

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The 49-year-old played for Coventry between 1994 and 1998. He signed for Leicester in the summer of 2004.

Derbyshire Police have replied to Dion's tweet saying:

"Hi Dion, did you report this to us? We're keen to hear from you so we can investigate this. Could you please call us on 101 or send a direct message to @DerPolContact? Thank you."

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Following the tweet, hundreds of people have come forward to show their support.

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