Coventry City 'sickened' by 'abhorrent' racist messages sent to Fankaty Dabo - The Coventry Observer

Coventry City 'sickened' by 'abhorrent' racist messages sent to Fankaty Dabo

Coventry Editorial 30th May, 2023   0

COVENTRY City has said it is ‘sickened and saddened’ by the ‘abhorrent’ racist messages sent to Fankaty Dabo on social media following the Sky Blues play-off final defeat to Luton Town on Saturday.

Dabo, who missed the crucial spot kick in Saturday’s penalty shootout, was subjected to racial abuse online following the match.

The club has said it will work with the PFA, EFL and the police on the matter.

It added it would seek to ban and prosecute anyone found to have sent racist messages.

A spokesperson added: “We are clear that there is no place for racism in our society and that the Club and our partners will provide all of the support to Fanky that he needs.

“Many Sky Blues supporters sent supportive messages to Fanky following the game and we thank them for doing so.”




Owner and Executive Chairman Doug King added: “The messages sent to Fankaty were disgusting and there is no place for any person who sent such vile abuse at any of our games, and social media is not a hiding place to make these comments.

“The Club and our partners will support Fankaty, and we will not hesitate in taking action against those people found to have done this.


“Coventry is a tolerant and multicultural city that we are proud to represent, and there is no place for any form of racism or discrimination in person or on social media.”

Earlier today, Dabo was named as one of seven senior players released by Coventry.

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