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PORT VALE issued a lifetime ban today to a supporter for sending a racially abusive message to Leyton Orient goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux.
Once the Staffordshire club were made aware of the message, they released a statement to reiterate their zero-tolerance stance against racial abuse and apologised to the player while launching a full investigation.
The person who sent the message has since been interviewed by the police and the matter is now being dealt with by the criminal justice system, Vale revealed today.
The supporter’s ban has taken effect immediately, pending the outcome of the police investigation.
The abuse came to the attention of Vale following their 3-2 win over Orient on October 2.
After conceding in the 86th minute, Vale found a 90th-minute equaliser through debutant Dennis Politic before Jamie Proctor scored a dramatic winner.
Politic struck from the edge of the box and Proctor was then found in space inside the box by David Worrall and smashed it into the top left corner to secure three points.
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