ECB looking into claims of racist and homophobic abuse during fourth Ashes Test

The ECB says it’s“bothered“ after a fan reported alleged racist and homophobic abuse at the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford.
An England supporter says a group of guys were still singing a racist song about Barbados-born quick bowler Jofra Archer.
He said female fans were subjected to chants that were sexist, adding he had seen homophobic abuse geared toward players.
The supporter released his complaints and was attending the game. His version of events has been confirmed in a response by at least one fan on media.
An ECB announcement :“The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is very troubled to hear a report has been made regarding anti-social behaviour from a group of spectators through the fourth Specsavers Ashes Test match at Emirates Old Trafford.
„We’re working alongside Lancashire to know the specifics of this situation. ECB works closely to ensure that clear guidelines are set up at each venue that observing a cricket match is secure and enjoyable for everybody.
„Venues are responsible for the stewarding performance at games but we have a number of measures in place to continually improve standards, including contracting the Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) to audit all of venues, adopting the ICC’s anti-racism and discriminatory behavior code, also working with Drink oblivious to encourage their alcohol control policy.
„While this can be a relatively isolated incident there’s absolutely no place for anti-social behavior within the game and it is extremely important that audiences feel able to return to report anti-social behaviour and feel secure in doing this.“

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