Wycombe Wanderers striker, Adebayo Akinfenwa, has allegedly been on the receiving end of racist abuse, following his side’s 2-1 win over Cambridge United at the weekend. Akinfenwa reported the alleged incident to referee, Trevor Kettle, and then took to twitter to show his disgust at a small minority of fans who were “more focused on colour rather than the game”.
Cambridge United have also been notified of the incident and are now working together along with Wycombe, to take action upon supporters if they were found to be racist towards the striker. This news comes days after Newcastle United star, Jonjo Shelvey, pleaded his innocence, after he was at the forefront of an alleged racist attack on a opposing player.
Shelvey, who was charged by the FA for comments towards Wolves player, Romain Saiss, stated that he “wasn’t guilty” in front of a panel and requested a personal hearing. If found guilty however in due course, Shelvey could face a minimum five-match suspension, meaning that he would miss a crucial period of the Magpies push for promotion back to the Premier League.