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FA Cup: Haringey Borough players walk off after keeper ‘racially abused’ by Yeovil fans | UK News



Haringey Borough have walked off the pitch during their FA Cup clash against Yeovil Town after their goalkeeper reportedly suffered racial abuse from sections of the away support.

The home side left the field of play in the 64th minute after Douglas Pajetat, from Cameroon, had objects thrown at him while preparing to face a penalty.

Pajetat told BT Sport he had been racially abused, spat at and had bottles thrown at him before facing the spot kick, which was converted by Rhys Murphy.

The match was abandoned soon after with the score at 1-0.

Haringey Borough tweeted: “Game has been abandoned following racial abuse. Horrendous afternoon.

“It must be said that 99.9% of @YTFC fans are also disgusted by what’s happened as much as we are.

“One club, one community.”

The players returned to the pitch some time after the incident “as a show of solidarity”.

It comes just days after England stars were subjected to monkey chants and Nazi salutes by Bulgaria supporters during a Euro 2020 qualifying match in Sofia.

The abuse directed towards the likes of Tyrone Mings and Raheem Sterling saw the match halted twice before the visitors eventually ran out 6-0 winners.

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