Wigan condemn ‘racist abuse’ of Byrne
Also on Saturday, Brentford confirm man arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated offence in match vs Derby
Last Updated: 06/04/19 8:03pm
Wigan have condemned the 'racist abuse' received by Nathan Byrne on Twitter and reported it to the police.
The Championship club's winger was subjected to alleged racist abuse on his personal Twitter account.
A statement from the club said: "Wigan Athletic Football Club are angered by racist abuse received on the personal Twitter account of one of our players, Nathan Byrne, on Saturday afternoon.
"We have reported the incident to the police and will work with the relevant authorities to assist them with their investigations.
We are angered by the racist abuse of our player Nathan Byrne on social media tonight.April 6, 2019
"There is no place for discrimination in society and social media is not an exception to those rules. We find this behaviour abhorrent."
Byrne scored a 93rd-minute equaliser in Wigan's 2-2 draw with Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Saturday.
Brentford confirmed on Saturday evening that a man was removed from Griffin Park and arrested on suspicion of committing a racially-aggravated public order offence during the match with Derby.
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