Yorke Subjected To Racist Taunts

By Brian Cartlidge
Last updated : 21 November 2004

The Blues striker, who signed for Blues from Rovers back in August, has told manager Steve Bruce that he came in for taunts similar to those suffered by some of Englands black players during their international friendly in Spain last week.

Yorke said he had been subjected to the abuse by two home fans as he warmed up prior to his introduction as a second half substitute at Ewood Park.

"Dwight is bitterly upset and angry, they racially abused him," Bruce told the BBC after the 3-3 draw between the two sides.

"It was something similar to the racist taunts the English players had and we just don't want to see it.

"Apparently it is monkey taunts and that is sick. It's all right him getting a bit of stick but when it comes to what we've just seen in midweek, everybody is sickened by it.

"I will sit down with Dwight in the morning and go through the whole situation.

"If we feel there is a point to answer then we will do it."

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