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Pictured: Yeovil soccer fans searched for racist abuse in the FA Cup game


Pictured: Yeovil football fans wanted after racist abuse in the FA Cup game, which was abandoned when opponent Haringey Borough ran away in disgust

  • At an FA game in October in North London, Haringey Borough left the field
  • The players said they were racially abused by traveling supporters of the city of Yeovil
  • Now Met Police has released pictures of three men they want to talk to

Police chase three men after football players are reported to have been subjected to racial abuse during an FA Cup match.

A non-league game between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town was canceled earlier this month after Haringey players complained about racism.

Haringey's goalkeeper Valery Douglas Pajetat was reportedly spat upon and hit by an object that was thrown from the Yeovil City Trailer Department.

A Haringey defender also says he was referred to by a spectator as a "black C ***" during the game.

Today, the Met Police released pictures of three men they want to talk to after the ugly incidents on October 19.

Police chase three men after allegedly racist abuse in a FA Cup game

The police released grainy images of three Yeovil fans they are looking for as part of the investigation

The police released grainy images of three Yeovil fans they are looking for as part of the investigation

One of the men now being searched was wearing a black cap and appears to have a dark beard

One of the men now being searched was wearing a black cap and appears to have a dark beard

Haringey goalkeeper Valery Pajetat complained of abuse by fans

Haringey goalkeeper Valery Pajetat complained of abuse by fans

Two men, aged 23 and 26, were arrested two days after the game in Chard and Yeovil on suspicion of racially aggravated attacks.

The couple were released on bail until mid-November.

A spokesman for the Met Police released the picture of the three men today, saying, "The police are asking the public for help in identifying three men they would like to speak to as part of an investigation into reports of racist comments during a Haringey Borough football game FC and Yeovil Town on Saturday October 19th.

Met officials are leading the investigation with the support of the Avon and Somerset Police.

"Anyone who has been to the soccer game or can identify the men pictured is asked to call the police on number 101, quoting CAD 5272/19 Oct."

The FA Cup game was repeated last night, with Yeovil winning 3-0. Reporters in attendance said the repetition went without incident.

After the game, Haringey said Yeovil should have been tougher and added, "Maybe they should have been kicked out of the competition."

Haringey players confront traveling fans during the FA Cup qualifier

Haringey players confront traveling fans during the FA Cup qualifier

The game was repeated last night and reportedly passed without incident. Yeovil won 3-0

The game was repeated last night and reportedly passed without incident. Yeovil won 3-0

Last night's fans held up banners that said, "Show racism the red card"

Last night's fans held up banners that said, "Show racism the red card"

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