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​West Brom report alleged racist abuse of midfielder Romaine Sawyers

West Bromwich Albion have contacted police over an alleged racist message sent to midfielder Romaine Sawyers, reports BBC Sport.

West Brom say an "abhorrent message" was sent to Sawyers on social media during the loss to Manchester City.

They have called for "the toughest available legal punishment" and will ban the individual responsible from The Hawthorns for life.

"There is No Room For Racism. Anywhere. Challenge it, report it, change it," said the Premier League club.

"Albion will offer Romaine the relevant support required at this time and continues with its long-standing commitment to help rid football of racism."

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce said on Friday: "We dealt with it as quickly as we can. It leaves a big question about whether reporting it is enough.

"He is extremely upset, as anybody would be.

"It does become a greater thing to put right. But who does it lie with? Should a player take legal action? Social media sites need to act in a more responsible way. We have to do our best to cut this out."


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