Bradford City AFC is working alongside West Yorkshire Police, and appealing for witnesses, after a report of racist abuse during last night’s EFL Trophy game against Manchester City Under-21s.
In the closing stages of the fixture, a remark was made from The Morrisons Family Stand, and reported to the match officials by Kevin McDonald in the Bantams’ dugout.
Club officials are now assisting with police enquiries and studying CCTV footage, in an attempt to identify the individual concerned and ensure the strongest-possible action is taken against them.
The 2023/24 season has already seen an increase in the number of racial hate crime instances reported at the University of Bradford Stadium.
Bradford City AFC does not tolerate racism, or any form of discrimination, and urges any spectator who may experience or witness any examples of this to report it as quickly and in as much detail as possible, in order to ensure the club is able to suitably act upon it.
Any spectator found to be demonstrating racist abuse or any form of discrimination, will be indefinitely suspended - with information reported to the police - though the likelihood of this being possible is significantly increased, should incidents be reported at the time of their occurrence.
To do so, please contact our confidential matchday texting service - on 07949 814243 - or email email@example.com.
The club urges anyone with any information on last night’s events to please contact us, in order to aid West Yorkshire Police’s investigation and ensure the matter is dealt with in the strongest-possible manner.