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Norwich boss Hughton "saddened" by Facebook controversy

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton admits he's "saddened" by comments about him appearing on a Facebook site.

Football's 'Kick It Out' campaign have decided to pursue legal action over the comment which was posted on an unofficial Facebook page purporting to encourage 'banter' between fans of Norwich and local rivals Ipswich.

Hughton said: "I am very saddened and disappointed. Unfortunately we are in an age where through the social medias it is accessible for anybody to air their views.

"I was brought up in an era where the percentages (of racism) were an awful lot higher and there are a lot of fine organisations that have worked incredibly hard, the 'Kick it Out' campaign, 'Show Racism the Red Card', the FA, the PFA, over the years to make sure this type of abuse doesn't exist.

"Does it make you angry? Of course it does, but it is very difficult to stamp out completely. Thankfully there are mechanisms in place that can pick out the perpetrators and the companies have to make sure that becomes a priority.

"There have to be guidelines so people can be made accountable. As manager at Norwich it is something I should not have to deal with or be involved in but that is the case at the moment. As a club we are working extremely hard and we are miles away from the dark ages of a few years ago.

"It is something I shouldn't have to deal with in this day and age."

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