News 4 August 2019

Cyrus Christie accuses a Fulham supporter of racially abusing his sister

4 August 2019

Fulham defender, Cyrus Christie has accused Fulham supporters of hitting and racially abusing his sister after Fulham’s 1-0 defeat at Barnsley yesterday.

Fulham Football Club has announced that an investigation has now been launched into Christie’s claims that a Fulham supporter and his wife hit and racially abused his sister. The incident is believed to have occurred in the away stand of Oakwell Stadium in Barnsley, which was the team’s first match of the season. 

Speaking of the occurrence on Twitter, Christie said “To the Fulham fan that decided to hit my sister at the game today and his wife who justified his action with racist remarks I hope your proud of yourself and feel like a big man. Regardless how you felt about the result your actions are shameful.”


Fulham Football Club responded to the allegations in the following statement,  “Fulham Football Club is investigating an incident which took place in the away end at the Barnsley v Fulham fixture this afternoon. Should the perpetrators be identified, the club will be taking the strongest possible action”.

This news comes after the recent 24-hour social media protest which saw Premier League players stage a social media blackout in order to make a stand against racism in football.

At the time, Danny Rose who was racially abused during an England match by fans said, “I don’t want any future players to go through what I’ve been through in my career”.

He added,”Collectively, we are simply not willing to stand by while too little is done by football authorities and social media companies to protect players from this disgusting abuse”.

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