Three supporters banned by Shrewsbury Town following racist abuse at game against MK Dons

    Shrewsbury Town have now suspended three fans as the investigation into alleged racist abuse continues.

    The League One club Shrewsbury confirmed two supporters were ejected from the Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium during the game following reports of racist gestures being made during their 1-0 win over MK Dons.

    In a statement made today (18/10) on Twitter, Shrewsbury Town said: "Further to the allegations of racist abuse during our game on Saturday v MK Dons, Shrewsbury Town FC have today suspended 3 supporters from attending all fixtures with immediate effect, pending the outcome of a joint Club/West Mercia Police investigation.

    "As a club we have a zero tolerance policy to any forms of racism and discrimination and will be fully supporting a full investigation into the allegations."

    MK Dons have said they are satisfied with the investigation of the incident.

    MK Dons told MKFM the following statement: “We were quickly made aware of the abhorrent reports of racial abuse and are satisfied that both Shrewsbury Town Football Club and West Mercia Police are investigating this incident.

    "There is no place for racism, or discrimination of any kind, in our society and we continue to do all we can to reinforce this message.”

    Superintendent Stuart Bill from West Mercia Police said: “West Mercia Police is working with Shrewsbury Town FC to investigate reports of racist abuse at the Montgomery Waters Meadow stadium at Saturday’s match against MK Dons.

    “We have spoken to a number of witnesses and our enquiries are continuing to ensure we have sufficient evidence to take robust action against those suspected of being responsible.

     “There is no place for racism in football, or in any place in society, and we will always seek to secure a Football Banning Order for those found guilty of racist abuse at a football match.

     “We echo the words of the club in that we are bitterly disappointed and deeply appalled at the alleged racist behaviour.”

    Any witnesses to the abuse are urged to get in contact via the West Mercia Police online form.

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