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Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers condemn hateful social media video directed at goalscorer Dapo Afolayan




Ipswich Town officials have informed the police about a hateful video posted on social media by an apparent home supporter in the wake of Saturday's 5-2 defeat against Bolton Wanderers and have also pledged to conduct their own investigation.

The video was posted on Twitter and is reported to have contained discriminatory and hateful comments, in particular towards two-goal Bolton forward Dapo Afolayan.

An official statement was put out by Ipswich Town on Saturday night which read: "The Club is aware of a video on social media that appears to have been filmed during today’s fixture with Bolton Wanderers at Portman Road.

Bolton's Dapo Afolayan tracks back to cover Ipswich Town winger Wes Burn's run during Saturday's game Picture: Barry Goodwin
Bolton's Dapo Afolayan tracks back to cover Ipswich Town winger Wes Burn's run during Saturday's game Picture: Barry Goodwin

"We are conducting a thorough investigation into the matter, and we have made the relevant authorities aware, including the police.

"Ipswich Town Football Club does not tolerate discrimination of any kind and will not hesitate to take strong, but appropriate, action.

"We encourage supporters to report any such behaviour by speaking to their nearest steward or through the Kick It Out app.

"We will not be commenting more at this time."

The video was also condemned by Bolton Wanderers whose own statement read: "We're disgusted to have learned of discriminatory and hateful comments directed at Dapo Afolayan in a video that appears to have been filmed by an Ipswich fan during today's game.

"We show our full support to Dapo and commend the direct approach to taking action by Ipswich Town."

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