Norwich City player says he was target of racist remark on field

Wednesday October 22nd, 2014

Norwich City's Cameron Jerome said he was the target of a racist remark on the field against Leeds United Tuesday, according to the Telegraph

Jerome alleges that Leeds defender Giuseppe Beluschi said the remark to him during the first half. Jerome was visibly angry at one point and referee Mark Clattenburg had to step in to calm the situation, according to the Telegraph.

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Norwich manager Neil Adams said he doesn't know what was said, but stands by his player. 

“Of course we will be backing Cameron all the way," said Adams. "I haven’t heard what the remark was. We don’t need to and I don’t think he would have reacted in the way he did if it hadn’t happened. We don’t want to prejudice any hearing, but that’s what he has alleged and we’ll now follow it through the right channels.”

Clattenburg did not hear the alleged remark either, but is sending a report to authorities with all relevant information. According to Adams, Clattenburg talked to players and representatives at halftime, spoke to both Adams and the manager of Leeds and took statements after the game. 

Leeds manager Darko Milanic said he hasn't yet spoken to Beluschi and could not comment on the allegation. 

The game was a 1-1 draw. 

- Molly Geary

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