Authorities have reached out to a man regarding accusations of racially abusive behavior towards Ugo Monye.
The police have communicated with a man in relation to the reported racist harassment experienced by former England player Ugo Monye outside of Sandy Park in Exeter on Sunday.
The sports analyst for TNT Sports and columnist for The Guardian stated that while leaving Sandy Park after Exeter’s 25-24 win against Gloucester, he witnessed a blatant act of racism from a spectator, calling it the worst he has seen at a live game.
In a statement, the Devon and Cornwall police stated that they have located and reached out to a man related to the incident. They are currently speaking with the victim and continuing their investigations into the incident.
Following the game on Sunday, Monye shared information about the incident on social media. The former Harlequins and England winger wrote, “As I was leaving Sandy Park, a supporter ran through the crowd shouting ‘Nigga, Nigga…’ This behavior is unacceptable. No one spoke up, confronted, or reported it.”
“After a minor altercation, he walks away and now fans are saying ‘We support you.’ That’s nonsense, you weren’t there with me when a supporter displayed the most obvious act of racism I’ve ever seen at a live game. I’m tired of it.”
Both Premiership Rugby and Gloucester showed their support for Monye after Exeter revealed that they were conducting a thorough investigation. The club also stated that this type of behavior will not be accepted and they strongly condemn it.