Police probe Clarke-Harris racist abuse claim at Bradford clash

By Sam Cooper | 18/09/2017

Police probe Clarke-Harris racist abuse claim at Bradford clash
Jonson Clarke-Harris in action against Charlton Athletic earlier this season

ROTHERHAM United have pledged to work with police and Bradford City after striker Jonson Clarke-Harris claimed he was racially abuse after Saturday’s Yorkshire derby.

Clarke-Harris (23) said he was abused by a home supporter as he warmed down after the Millers’ 1-0 defeat at the Northern Commercials Stadium.

He posted on his Twitter account: “To that one Bradford fan doing monkey chants at me as I was doing my runs at the end off the game, you should be disappointed in yourself.”

Bradford said it was working with the police and Rotherham United said it would “fully assist” with the investigation.

A statement said: “Rotherham United have been made aware of an allegation of racial abuse towards one of our players from a home area of the ground after the game against Bradford City at the weekend.

“Like ourselves, our friends at Bradford City do not tolerate any form of discrimination. 

“We have been informed that the allegation has been passed on to the police and is now under investigation. 

“Rotherham United operate a zero-tolerance policy on discrimination of any kind and will fully assist in any way with any ongoing investigation into the incident.”

Bradford apologised for the alleged incident and said they have been given a first name for the person believed to have been involved.

Clarke-Harris had come on as an 80th minute substitute.

Bradford said the club have passed information about the allegation onto the police, including CCTV footage.

A club spokesman said: “The club will work closely with Rotherham United and the West Yorkshire Police to continue our investigation into this incident, confirm the individual involved and take appropriate action.”

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