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Ugo Monye, who now works as a TV pundit, revealed on social media a supporter repeatedly focused him with a racist insult after Exeter Chiefs’ victory over Gloucester; Police have “made contact” with a person in reference to the incident

Final Up to date: 22/11/23 1:08pm

Ugo Monye says he was a sufferer of ‘blatant racism’ at Exeter’s Sandy Park on Sunday

Police have “made contact” with a person in reference to the alleged racist
abuse suffered by former England worldwide Ugo Monye after Sunday’s match between Exeter and Gloucester.

The 40-year-old ex-Harlequins participant, now a tv pundit, mentioned the incident occurred as he was leaving Sandy Park following the Chiefs’ 25-24 Gallagher Premiership victory.

Devon and Cornwall Police mentioned in an announcement: “We have now recognized and made contact with a person in connection to the incident and we’re within the means of chatting with the sufferer.

“Our enquiries are at present ongoing into the incident.”

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Monye wrote on X, previously often known as Twitter, that one supporter working by way of the group repeatedly shouted a racist insult.

He added: “Disgraceful. Not a single individual mentioned a phrase, challenged and even reported it.

“He walks off after a gentle scuffle and followers are actually telling me ‘We’re with you’ B******S you are with me. You were not with me if you noticed and heard essentially the most blatant racism I’ve seen from a supporter at a dwell recreation. So fed up.”

Exeter swiftly issued an announcement vowing to research the matter and apologising to Monye.

It learn: “In mild of latest accusations concerning an incident of racist abuse at Sandy Park following the conclusion of our victory over Gloucester within the Gallagher Premiership, Exeter shall be launching a full investigation.

“This behaviour won’t be tolerated at our rugby membership, and we condemn it within the strongest potential phrases.

Devon & Cornwall Police later confirmed they have been investigating the incident.

In an announcement launched on Tuesday, superintendent Antony Hart mentioned: “We take all reviews of hate crime extraordinarily significantly and we won’t tolerate this behaviour.

“Anybody who has any info concerning this incident is requested to contact police quoting 258 20/11/23. Reporting makes a distinction and might forestall these incidents occurring to another person.”

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The Rugby Soccer Union mentioned in its personal assertion on Monday: “We’re appalled by the racist abuse Ugo Monye confronted following the Exeter Chiefs recreation towards Gloucester.

“Ugo is a superb champion of rugby, inclusion, and variety; he has our full help. Racism can’t be accepted in our sport.

“Rugby authorities, golf equipment, followers, gamers and volunteers should all act persistently and with out tolerance to any type of abuse of discrimination.”

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