We wish to place on record that we support any action taken within the game to challenge and combat racism. Any incident should be fully investigated as this will ultimately empower players, both professionally and at grassroots, to raise issues when they sadly occur within the game.

In this instance, we place all tribal loyalties aside to extend our understanding to the players involved at Charlton, and support their decision to report the alleged incident.

Reporting racism is a difficult and upsetting experience and we don’t want to discourage anyone from reporting racist incidents in future.

We are proud of the work Leeds United has done to combat racism, and we hope that the club continues to demonstrate its commitment to equality and diversity, using the power and popularity of the sport to oppose racism in society.