English FA to probe alleged racial abuse on Nigerian Striker


The English Football Association have said they will investigate after England-born Nigerian striker Adebayo Akinfenwa who plays for Wycombe Wanderers alleged he was racially abused by a Fleetwood Town representative.

Akinfenwa in a statement released on Wednesday alleged he was insulted on several occasions after he helped his team seal their place in the League One Play-Off final on Monday night.

“Monday night was one of the highlights of my career with Wycombe so far as we secured our place in the League One play-off final at Wembley, Akinfenwa said in a statement.

“However, what should have been an evening of joy and excitement quickly turned into one of anger and frustration.

“Historically I have been subjected to and have experienced abuse across a number of areas and about many things, including my size but also about the colour of my skin.

Meanwhile, Wycombe have said they are fully supportive of their player and back all campaigns to end all forms of discrimination.

Wycombe booked their spot at Wembley, where they will face Oxford United, with a 2-2 draw at Adams Park Stadium, winning the tie 6-3 on aggregate having won the first leg 4-1.

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