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Ameobi race claims probed

2011-11-01 14:56

Newcastle - Newcastle United have informed the police about a racist remark directed at teenage striker Sammy Ameobi on Twitter, the English Premier League club said on Tuesday.

"The club and Sammy have reported the matter to the police, who are now dealing with the incident.

"The racist comment is wholly unacceptable. Newcastle United will not tolerate racism of any kind and will take the strongest possible action against those responsible," the club said on their website.

Sammy, 19, is the younger brother of former England under-21 international Shola Ameobi, 30, who has played up front for Newcastle all his career.

There have been two on-field incidents of alleged racist abuse in the Premier League this season.

Chelsea and England captain John Terry and Liverpool and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez have both denied accusations levelled against them.

Reuters