Notts County coaches quit in racist storm

18 May 2013 09:17

Notts County, one of the very few clubs in the English Football League to employ a black manager, are at the centre of a racism storm, the Daily Mirror reported on Saturday.

County, managed by former Ipswich Town, Arsenal and QPR striker Chris Kiwomya, have parted company with two youth team coaches accused of racist behaviour towards trainees at the club.

Brett Adams and Lee Broster both resigned after a club hearing on Friday, the Mirror said.

Both were accused of racially abusing black youngsters at the training ground.

Kiwomya was said to have been unaware of the incidents at the time.

The claims were made by two trainees at the third-tier League One side, and their official complaints were backed up by several other players, both black and white.

In statements, players expressed shock at what they had witnessed and one voiced concern that he could be released for speaking out but was willing to risk it as he felt the treatment he received was unacceptable.

A club statement said: "Brett Adams and Lee Broster have resigned from their positions at the club as Youth Coach and Lead Foundation Coach respectively.

"We thank them for their service and wish them every success for the future."

Source: AFP