FA investigating Cardiff over discrimination allegations

The Football Association has confirmed it is investigating Cardiff City over allegations of discriminatory behaviour.

The investigation follows an article in The Athletic in which a footballer under the age of 14 claims he was racially abused by his own teammates in a minibus travelling to an away game.

According to The Athletic‘s report, the child told FA investigators that “he heard monkey noises and that team-mates also rubbed bananas into his clothes.”

The report also says “the FA investigators also heard alleged that staff failed to respond in a satisfactory manner and clamp down on the abuse.

“Indeed, it is claimed the alleged victim was told to get on with it and clean it up himself by a staff member who first heard the complaint at the time.”

According to the article, the player has since left the club academy.

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