Exeter provides police with CCTV footage following Ugo Monye’s accusation of racial discrimination.
The Exeter Chiefs have requested for individuals to come forward as witnesses and have shared surveillance footage, along with any pertinent details, with the police. This is in response to Ugo Monye’s report of experiencing racial discrimination outside of Sandy Park on Sunday.
The TNT Sports analyst and announcer stated that he was singled out following Exeter’s win over Gloucester in the Premiership. He referred to the occurrence as “the most obvious display of racism I have witnessed from a spectator at a live match.”
On Monday, the Chiefs issued a statement regarding the reported incident of racial abuse that occurred on November 19th outside of the stadium, not on our grounds, following our Gallagher Premiership match with Gloucester Rugby. Exeter Rugby Club has been cooperating with Devon & Cornwall Police in regards to this matter.
The CCTV footage of the incident has been shared with Devon & Cornwall Police, along with all pertinent details. The club will collaborate closely with the authorities to assist in their investigations.
On Sunday Premiership Rugby and Gloucester expressed support for the former England and Harlequins wing after Exeter announced they had launched a “full investigation”. On Monday, the British & Irish Lions posted on X: “The abuse experienced by Ugo over the weekend is a reminder that we all need to stand up to racism. It has no place in our sport or society.”
The club from the south-west stated on Monday that they have a strict policy against this type of behavior. They promptly addressed the issue and followed the advice of the relevant authorities in handling the situation.
If you have any information about this event, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police and reference the number 258 20/11/23.