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Investigation Launched As Cyrus Christie Claims Sister Was Racially Abused

Cyrus Christie

Republic of Ireland international Cyrus Christie has said that his sister was hit and racially abused by fans during Fulham’s 1-0 loss to Barnsley on the opening weekend of the new Championship season. 

Christie took to Twitter after Saturday’s game to provide details of the incident.

“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 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.”

Fulham confirmed they were investigating the incident in a brief statement released after the game.

“Fulham Football Club is investigating an incident that occurred in the away end of the Barnsley vs Fulham game on Saturday 3rd August,” a statement read.

Cyrus Christie

“Should the perpetrators be identified, we will be taking the strongest possible action.”

Fulham lost their first game of the season to Barnsley with a Luke Thomas strike on 13 minutes proving to be the difference. Christie was introduced as a 33rd-minute substitute.

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email [email protected] or on Twitter