Ugo Monye, who now works as a TV pundit, revealed on social media a supporter repeatedly focused him with a racist insult after Exeter Chiefs’ victory over Gloucester; Police have “made contact” with a person in reference to the incident
Final Up to date: 22/11/23 1:08pm
Police have “made contact” with a person in reference to the alleged racist
abuse suffered by former England worldwide Ugo Monye after Sunday’s match between Exeter and Gloucester.
The 40-year-old ex-Harlequins participant, now a tv pundit, stated the incident occurred as he was leaving Sandy Park following the Chiefs’ 25-24 Gallagher Premiership victory.
Devon and Cornwall Police stated in an announcement: “Now we have recognized and made contact with a person in connection to the incident and we’re within the strategy of talking to the sufferer.
“Our enquiries are presently ongoing into the incident.”
Monye wrote on X, previously often known as Twitter, that one supporter working by means of the gang repeatedly shouted a racist insult.
He added: “Disgraceful. Not a single particular person stated a phrase, challenged and even reported it.
“He walks off after a gentle scuffle and followers at the moment are telling me ‘We’re with you’ B******S you are with me. You were not with me whenever you noticed and heard essentially the most blatant racism I’ve seen from a supporter at a dwell sport. So fed up.”
Exeter swiftly issued an announcement vowing to analyze the matter and apologising to Monye.
It learn: “In gentle of latest accusations concerning an incident of racist abuse at Sandy Park following the conclusion of our victory over Gloucester within the Gallagher Premiership, Exeter will probably be launching a full investigation.
“This behaviour is not going to be tolerated at our rugby membership, and we condemn it within the strongest doable phrases.
Devon & Cornwall Police later confirmed they had been investigating the incident.
In an announcement launched on Tuesday, superintendent Antony Hart stated: “We take all studies of hate crime extraordinarily critically and we is not going to tolerate this behaviour.
“Anybody who has any data concerning this incident is requested to contact police quoting 258 20/11/23. Reporting makes a distinction and might stop these incidents taking place to another person.”
The Rugby Soccer Union stated in its personal assertion on Monday: “We’re appalled by the racist abuse Ugo Monye confronted following the Exeter Chiefs sport in opposition to Gloucester.
“Ugo is a superb champion of rugby, inclusion, and variety; he has our full assist. Racism can’t be accepted in our sport.
“Rugby authorities, golf equipment, followers, gamers and volunteers should all act persistently and with out tolerance to any type of abuse of discrimination.”