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Former Aberdeen keeper Jason Brown claims he was racially abused

Jason Brown left Aberdeen in January 2013
Jason Brown left Aberdeen in January 2013

Former Aberdeen goalkeeper Jason Brown has claimed he was racially abused while playing for Conference side Dartford against Bristol Rovers last night.

The 32-year-old complained to the referee about the incident during the second half of the match at the Memorial Stadium, which Rovers won 1-0.

Brown said on Twitter: “Just played against Bristol Rovers and was racially abused by someone who was standing next to a steward who chose not to do anything.

“I reported it to the ref and pointed at the person who was doing it and surprise surprise nothing was done.

“The supporter was not ejected. He was allowed to walk out like nothing happened.

“I ask any Bristol Rovers fan that knows this idiot and the steward – please go and report him. Please don’t let him bring down your fantastic club.”

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said they have launched an investigation into the incident. He said: “Officers spoke to the goalkeeper after the game and took a statement from him.”

Bristol Rovers have said they are working with the police to identify the suspect.

A statement said: “Bristol Rovers operates a zero tolerance approach to abusive behaviour and, after all of our efforts to eliminate racial abuse from the Memorial Stadium, we are devastated at last night’s incident.

“A small minority of so-called supporters are bringing our club into disrepute and we run the risk of attracting a punishment from the Football Association should we continue to experience problems such as this.”

The former Wales international joined Aberdeen in July 2011 and was released in January 2013 after falling out of favour with manager Craig Brown, this morning he has thanked fans for the support they have shown him.

 

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