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Updated December 27th, 2023 at 14:23 IST

Luton manager Rob Edwards says Carlton Morris was target of alleged racist comment

During Luton's Premier League match against Sheffield United, Carlton Morris was the target of an alleged racial remark made by a spectator. Following the 3-2 victory for Luton at Bramall Lane, manager Rob Edwards of Luton stated that Morris had a conversation with the police.

Reported by: Associated Press Television News
Carlton Morris
Luton Town’s Carlton Morris, centre, speaks to referee Sam Allison on the touchline as managers Rob Edwards and Chris Wilder look on during the English Premier League soccer match | Image: AP
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An alleged racist comment was made by a fan toward Luton player Carlton Morris during his team's Premier League match against Sheffield United.

Luton manager Rob Edwards said the police had talked to Morris after the game at Bramall Lane, which Luton won 3-2 .

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“There was an alleged racist comment, the police are dealing with that, they have spoken to Carlton and got his take on it, so it is with them now, I have no more comment on it," the Luton manager said. “He is alright — he was, at the time, pretty angry but he seems fine now.”

Morris came on as a 71st-minute substitute and created two chances that led to own-goals in his team's win.

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The match was the first in the Premier League in 15 years to be officiated by a black referee. Sam Allison took charge of the game.

He spoke to both managers following the incident, Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder said.

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“There was a comment that was made and the referee came over to speak to me and Rob from a racial point of view, which is obviously not great if found to be the case,” he said.

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Published December 27th, 2023 at 08:57 IST

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