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Ipswich Town have issued an indefinite suspension to a supporter who tweeted a racial slur towards one of the first-team players.

The post, which has been deleted, was made following Saturday's afternoon's 2-2 draw at Cambridge United.

Ipswich have since identified the offender and they will no longer be permitted to attend Portman Road.

The supporter has been banned from Portman Road. Picture: Barry Goodwin
The supporter has been banned from Portman Road. Picture: Barry Goodwin

The club also confirmed they are working to put a name to the person that stuck an 'offensive and homophobic' sticker to a lamppost on the day of the game.

An Ipswich statement read: "The club has been made aware of a post on social media that was published by an Ipswich Town supporter on Saturday, October 16, 2021 following our away fixture with Cambridge United. The post, which has since been deleted, included a racial slur towards one of our first-team players.

"The club has identified the author of the post and they will be banned from Portman Road indefinitely. We have also informed the relevant authorities, including the police.

"The club is also aware of a post on social media that showed an offensive and homophobic sticker stuck to a lamppost, also on the day of the Cambridge United fixture. Again, we have made the relevant authorities aware and are conducting a thorough investigation into the matter. Any person found in possession of offensive material at any fixture will be reported to the police.

"The club would like to thank supporters for bringing both incidents to our attention, and we remind everyone that racism, homophobia, or discrimination of any type will not be tolerated at this football club."

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