West Ham probe racism claims

04 April 2011 02:30

West Ham are investigating claims that the families of players Victor Obinna and Frederic Piquionne were racially abused by spectators at the weekend, the Press Association understands.

Reports have emerged that guests of the two strikers were involved in a confrontation with a small group of supporters during Saturday's 4-2 home defeat to Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United.

According to the reports, the families were racially abused while sitting in a box in the Main Stand. It is understood West Ham are taking the claims very seriously and have launched an investigation into the matter.

Source: PA