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Men's Football Boro acts against fans’ alleged racist abuse

TWO MIDDLESBROUGH supporters have been suspended by the club following an alleged racist incident at Leicester.

Boro have confirmed they have taken action following a video which circulated on social media over the weekend showing a supporter in the away end appearing to make a racist gesture on Saturday.

A Boro statement read: “Our club will continue to work with colleagues at Leicester City, Leicestershire and Cleveland Police, football’s governing bodies, and Kick It Out.

“We have a zero-tolerance approach towards racism and all forms of discriminatory behaviour and will take the strongest action possible.

“Our club is an inclusive football club where everyone should feel safe and welcome.”

Leicestershire Police confirmed earlier this week it was investigating the incident.

“The force is aware of a video posted online in which a racist gesture is reported to have been made,” a spokesperson said.

“The video relates to an incident at the King Power Stadium between Leicester City and Middlesbrough on Saturday [February 17].

“Officers are working with colleagues from Cleveland Police and both clubs as part of ongoing enquiries.”

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