Racism In Football: The Pain, Shame And Regret

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The hosts Hartlepool were the culprits and Dover’s Inih Effiong was the victim during a tempestuous National League game in which the home side finished with only nine men and had manager Craig Hignett sent off. Pools were charged by the Football Association and eventually found guilty of failing to ensure their fans refrained from using racially abusive language. They were fined £7,500, with £5,000 suspended for 18 months.

Source: BBC Sport

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