Wolves player subjected to discriminatory abuse from Crystal Palace supporter

A Wolverhampton Wanderers player was subjected to discriminatory abuse during the Premier League game with Crystal Palace.

The alleged incident was reported to the home club who moved quickly to remove the supporter in question at Selhurst Park.

The Metropolitan Police later confirmed a man in his sixties had been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.

A Wolves statement read: “We are very disappointed to report that one of our players was the target of discriminatory abuse by an opposing fan during today’s game with Crystal Palace.

“We reported the incident quickly to Crystal Palace, Premier League match centre and the matchday officials.

“Crystal Palace security moved swiftly to remove the supporter in question and notified police at Selhurst Park.

“We are offering our full support to the player involved and have provided a formal statement to the Metropolitan Police.

“Racism or discrimination in any form is completely unacceptable and should never be left unchallenged.”

A Palace statement added: “We are incredibly disappointed that this incident took place today, and offer our sincere apologies and support to the Wolves player involved.

“As a club we have zero tolerance for any form of discrimination or racist abuse. It has no place in football, nor society.”

The match was won by the home team after two goals from Odsonne Edouard either side of another from Eberiche Eze.

Hwang Hee-chan and Matheus Cunha replied for Wolves but Palace held on for the win.

The two sides will return to action following the international break later this month against Aston Villa and Liverpool respectively.

(Photo: Wolverhampton Wanderers FC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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