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Cyrus Christie Alleges That His Sister Was Hit And Racially Abused By Fulham Fan


Republic of Ireland and Fulham full-back Cyrus Christie has accused a fan of his own team of assaulting and racially abusing his sister during the club’s opening game of the season.

Fulham lost 1-0 away to Barnsley on Saturday afternoon, in a match where Christie was introduced as a first-half substitute. Members of Christie’s family were in attendance at Oakwell.

Following the game, the Ireland international accused a travelling Fulham supporter of assaulting and racially abusing his sister. Christie’s tweet reads:

“To the Fulham fan that decided to hit my sister at the game today and his wife who justified his action with racist remarks I hope your (sic) proud of yourself and feel like a big man. You’ll get what’s coming to you. Regardless how you felt about the result your actions are shameful.”

Around 50-minutes after Christie’s tweet, Fulham announced on Twitter that they have launched an investigation into the alleged incident.

The statement from the Championship club reads:

“Fulham Football Club is investigating an incident which took place in the away end at the Barnsley v Fulham fixture this afternoon. Should the perpetrators be identified, the Club will be taking the strongest possible action.”

Christie joined Fulham from Middlesbrough in January 2018. The 26-year-old has played 33 times for Fulham and was part of the side that earned promotion to the Premier League in 2018.

He has won 22 caps for Ireland.

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