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Former English midfielder Kieron Dyer claims he was racially abused at a Suffolk golf club


Former English midfielder Kieron Dyer claims he was racially abused at a Suffolk golf club. His partner had heard a colleague say "monkey" and "banana" after the 41-year-old had gone home

  • Kieron Dyer said he was "deeply upset" after allegedly being racially abused
  • Dyer claimed he was racially abused after playing at the Hintlesham Golf Club
  • A member of the club is said to have made a racist remark after his departure

Kieron Dyer was "deeply upset" after allegedly racist abuse at a Suffolk golf club last week.

The former midfielder from England and Newcastle visited Hintlesham Golf Club on Friday 24 July – when a member of the club is said to have made a racist remark to Dyer.

The alleged comments were directed at Dyer after leaving the golf club after a round – but the ex-footballer's game partner that day and others in the bar were reportedly hearing the racist abuse.

Kieron Dyer insisted that he felt "deeply upset" after allegedly being racially abused

The 41-year-old, who also played for Ipswich, West Ham, Queens Park Rangers and Middlesbrough during his career, admitted that his playing partner had made him aware of it that day.

Dyer told the East Anglian Daily Times: "A game partner alerted me that a member abused me last Friday in the bar area of ​​the Hintlesham Golf Club. This abuse was racist in nature and included the words." Monkey "and" banana ".

"And although I didn't hear it myself when I left the golf club to go home, I was shocked when I was told. My partner was present and heard the comments.

& # 39; He was also upset about the incident, which informed me of what was said. Others were present and confirmed that they also heard about racial abuse.

& # 39; This is a deeply troubling incident. I was horrified by what was said and it is clear to me that the fight against racism is still far. & # 39;

The allegations came after Dyer played a round at the Hintlesham Golf Club (pictured) in Suffolk

The allegations came after Dyer played a round at the Hintlesham Golf Club (pictured) in Suffolk

Dyer also announced that he has since given up membership in the Suffolk Club, where he has been active for several years.

Sportsmail contacted the Hintlesham Golf Club but declined to comment.

Dyer played 33 games for England during a career that was unfortunately haunted by injuries before he retired from football in 2013.

Since hanging up his soccer shoes, Dyer, who played 239 times for Newcastle between 1999 and 2007, has appeared on "I & # 39; m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!"

The former midfielder finished fourth on the hit show in 2015 and lasted 21 days in the Australian jungle.

Dyer recently opened the lid for a "surreal night" with a boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in 2012.

The former Newcastle midfielder played 33 games for the Three Lions during his career

The former Newcastle midfielder played 33 games for the Three Lions during his career

Boxing fan Dyer flew to Las Vegas to see Mayweather defeat Miguel Cotto – and after the fight, the former soccer player was invited to celebrate with the American in his $ 9.5 million mansion where he rappers 50 cents owed.

In the Golf Life podcast, the 41-year-old explained: “In the cotto fight there was this guy we knew and who is very close to Carlton Cole. He used to be a DJ for 50 cents.

Obviously 50 cents and Floyd were best friends. After the fight, he calls me and asks what I'm doing.

"I say I will probably go to one of the big clubs in Vegas but he wants me to meet him, everyone goes back to the champions, everyone goes back to Floyd & # 39; s.

I met him and showed up at Floyd's. Must have been around 200 people in the house.

& # 39; He had all his belts on the table, there was hardly a sight of him. There were women everywhere. I was walking around Floyd's house, it was very surreal. & # 39;

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