Bradford City football club can today (Sunday 24 July 2016) confirm that one visiting supporter was ejected from the Northern Commercials stadium yesterday (Saturday) accused of racial abuse towards one of our players during our home friendly with Premier League side Burnley FC.
The man in question had been overheard making racist comments towards the player and was warned by match stewards that if such abuse was witnessed and continued he would be ejected. The spectator made a further comment and at this point the player reported the abuse to the Assistant Referee.
Additional staff were deployed to the area in which Burnley supporters were seated and following continued abuse was ejected.
The person involved denied any racist behaviour but witnesses confirmed he had been making racial comments. As he was ejected another male supporter left voluntarily at the same time.
They refused to give any personal details and because the match was operated on an unreserved ticket basis we cannot identify the individual involved. However, there is CCTV footage of the incident and we are working closely with Burnley FC and West Yorkshire police on the matter.
Both clubs strongly condemn the actions of the individual.
Bradford City football club do not and will not tolerate any racist or anti discriminatory language or behaviour by anyone within the stadium.