The FAI's Disciplinary Control Unit is to investigate an allegation of racist abuse being directed towards a league player recenly.
The Airtricity League was made aware of the allegation after recieving the referee’s report from the match in question and the match delegate’s report has also addressed the issue.
The FAI will investigate the allegations and will be requesting a response from the club in question regarding this issue.
“The FAI takes all instances of racist abuse very seriously and does not condone nor accept any racist behaviour or attitudes,” said Airtricity League Director Fran Gavin.
“However, there is a complete process to go through when allegations of this nature are made. We will look for comments from the club and individuals allegedly involved and will address the matter in a sensitive fashion.
“We’ve shown in the past that the league and the Association will act swiftly on these matters. All our clubs have supported our Show Racism the Red Card campaign for several years now in conjunction with the PFAI.
“Racism is something we will not tolerate in our game and thankfully it hasn’t been a feature in our games. However, it is something we must always be mindful of.”