Birmingham City manager John Eustace has alleged goalkeeper Neil Etheridge was racially abused during his FA Cup game with Blackburn.
The 2-2 fourth-round draw between the Championship sides at Ewood Park saw the game delayed after an altercation by Etheridge’s goal.
Referee Keith Stroud interrupted proceedings to speak to the England-born Philippines international, before resuming play.
Asked what happened after the game, Blues manager Eustace told the media: “Neil was racially abused which is completely irrelevant.
“There is no place for racism in society, let alone in football, really disappointing that this has happened, we as a football club do not tolerate it at all and we are fully behind Neil.”
After confirming it was a fan involved behind the goal, Eustace was asked how referee Stroud handled the situation.
“100 per cent [he dealt with it well],” he said. “It’s a very, very, very serious problem, you can’t help but take it by the scruff of the neck.
“Neil was a bit shaken after the game and rightly so, but the lads surrounded him well and made sure he was okay.
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“We’ll talk to him on the bus and see how he’s doing.
“I think the referee will signal it, so it will be up to Blackburn as a club to deal with the situation.”