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Player accuses supporters of hitting and racially abusing his sister during Fulham’s shock defeat

An investigation has been launched into a footballer’s claims that a Fulham supporter and his wife hit and racially abused his sister.

It is said the incident took place in the away end during Fulham’s surprise 1-0 defeat at Barnsley, their opening match of the season in the Championship following relegation from the Premier League months ago.

Cyrus Christie tweeted: “To the Fulham fan that decided to hit my sister at the game today and his wife who justified his action with racist remarks I hope your proud of yourself and feel like a big man. You’ll get what’s coming to you. Regardless how you felt about the result your actions are shameful ?”

Fulham also wrote: “Fulham Football Club is investigating an incident which took place in the away end at the Barnsley v Fulham fixture this afternoon. Should the perpetrators be identified, the Club will be taking the strongest possible action.”


After making supporters aware of the incident that happened during today’s game, fans took to the club and player’s account to give their shocked and angry reaction – check out what they had to say on the next page.


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