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Sheffield Wednesday refutes Mansfield Town’s claims of racist abuse

Mansfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday.'Krystian Pearce is lead away from trouble at the end of the game.
Mansfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday.'Krystian Pearce is lead away from trouble at the end of the game.

Sheffield Wednesday has issued a statement in which it ‘vehemently refutes any form of racist abuse on our part’ after Mansfield Town alleged its captain Krystian Pearce was abused during a pre-season friendly between the two teams last week.

The Stags yesterday confirmed it had reported an allegation of racist abuse directed at Pearce to both The Football Association and Notts Police, and had liaised with Kick It Out following an unsavoury end to their match at the One Call Stadium on Tuesday 24th July.

And now the Owls has responded with a statement which reads: “Sheffield Wednesday are aware of the very serious allegations made following the pre-season friendly with Mansfield Town on Tuesday 24 July.

“The club vehemently refutes any form of racist abuse on our part and will vigorously defend itself should the need arise. SWFC will make no further comment at this time.”