Two men have been arrested after incidents of alleged racist abuse led to an FA Cup match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town being abandoned on Saturday afternoon.
Sorry for the late update but wanted to make sure we gave correct information.— Haringey Borough FC (@HaringeyBoroFC) October 19, 2019
Game has been abandoned following racial abuse. Horrendous afternoon.
It must be said that 99.9% of @YTFC fans are also disgusted by what’s happened as much as we are.
One club, one community.
It's unclear as yet if the game will be replayed or if Haringey will forfeit their place in the competition, but manager Loizou stood by his decision - saying that progress in the competition pales in comparison to the need to protect his players.
On Saturday, the FA Cup match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town was abandoned amid reports of racial abuse by fans.— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 20, 2019
Following the match, the Haringey manager and captain spoke to us. pic.twitter.com/Mnd6amlXq7
"We've worked hard all week, had a great experience in the FA Cup last season and a silly two minutes has taken everything away from us. It wasn't consistent throughout the game. They got a penalty and as they were lining up to take it, my goalkeeper got spat at and had a bottle thrown at him.
"The referee managed to calm things down, they took the penalty and then my number six - Coby Rowe - got called names. He got racially abused and there was no way I could let him continue.
"The FA Cup's not worth that much to us. We are never going to win it. Good luck to Yeovil Town if we get punished and thrown out. I don't care."