Sturridge the latest victim as Racism rears its head again

With racism in the game at the highest level a hot topic over the last fortnight, two more instances of Premier League players receiving abuse due to their ethnicity have arisen over the last 24 hours.

The Daily Mail have revealed that a Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge was the subject of a racist comment from a Blues supporter during the London side’s away game in the Champions League against Genk.

The newspaper state that the 300 strong away faithful was full of VIP supporters, and one of the onlookers who was paying over €100-a-seat shouted a derogatory comment at Sturridge as he entered the game as a second half substitute.

Chelsea are investigating the incident along with alleged claims that their fans chanted a racist song about Anton Ferdinand in the same game.

Meanwhile, Sunderland attacker Frazier Campbell has received a racist comment on his Twitter page, which is now being investigated by local police.

“We are aware of the matter and inquiries are being made into it,” a Northumbria Police spokesman confirmed.

The latest racism scandals add to John Terry’s current investigation by the FA and the abuse received over Twitter by Newcastle’s Sammy Ameobi.

By Gareth McKnight

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