Dundee United complete investigation into ‘racist abuse’ of Fuchs

The club say they have passed their findings on to Police Scotland.

Dundee United complete investigation into ‘racist abuse’ of Fuchs SNS Group

Dundee United have said an investigation into the alleged racial abuse of player Jeando Fuchs has concluded and the club has passed their findings to Police Scotland.

The Premiership side had begun an internal inquiry after an incident their Premiership match against Ross County. Cameroon international Fuchs claimed he was racially abused by a Ross County fan as he celebrated United’s goal.

Fuchs then spoke to the United bench who alerted the fourth official and at the final whistle his manager Tam Courts held up a “Show Racism the Red Card” T-shirt in front of the opposition fans.

United said they would look into the incident but Ross County claimed there was no racial abuse, with manager Malky Mackay and chief executive Stephen Ferguson both saying that United stewards in the stand had confirmed that.

United haven’t given details of their findings but say they have been forwarded to Police Scotland. The club reiterated their stance against racism.

A club statement read: “Dundee United have completed a rigorous and full investigation into the allegation of racial abuse towards Jeando Fuchs and also attempted to identify the person(s) responsible.

“Our findings have been passed onto the SPFL and Police Scotland and we await any further update. We would like to thank supporters of both clubs who came forward voluntarily to provide valuable and significant detailed information about the incident. We also thank the match officials for their professional and compassionate handling of the incident. 

“Jeando was visibly upset by what he heard and has been fully supported by the Club throughout the process. He would like to express his gratitude to everyone who has shown support to him and his family. 

“We find racism and all forms of discriminatory behaviour towards players, staff, officials and/or spectators completely unacceptable and in any instance when one of our players feels the need to approach the bench and/or the officials to complain about racial comments, we will investigate fully. 

“Dundee United will continue to stand up against racist behaviour and will use our privileged position as a leading community club to spread the message that football is for all. Whether by taking the knee, education through diversity training, supporting the month of action by SRTRC or by simply raising a ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ t-shirt, we will do what we think is right to raise awareness that racism is simply not acceptable.”

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