Norwich vow to ban guilty fans after Anthony Ogogo racism claim
NORWICH, England -- Norwich say they will ban any fan who subjected British boxer Anthony Ogogo to racial abuse following a League Cup match at Arsenal.
Ogogo, an Olympic bronze medalist in 2012 and a Norwich fan, reported the racism on Twitter after the game at the Emirates Stadium in north London on Tuesday.
Classy phone call with @NorwichCityFC this afternoon regarding the abuse I received from a bigoted (so called) fan last night. Thank you.— Anthony Ogogo (@AnthonyOgogo) October 25, 2017
Ogogo tweeted Tuesday that "worst of all it was by a Norwich fan that thought I was Arsenal. Utterly disgusted by that behaviour. It shows how backwards some ppl are.''
Norwich responded by saying Wednesday it was "very concerned.'' The second-tier club says "any supporter found to be guilty of discriminatory abuse will be banned indefinitely by Norwich City and face possible criminal investigation.''
Ogogo, a 28-year-old middleweight, has been out of the ring after fracturing his eye socket last year during a bout.