REVEALED: The sickening footage that shows a group of Sheffield Wednesday fans making monkey gestures towards Coventry City star Kasey Palmer… as midfielder reports incident to referee before hitting out at racial abuse on social media

21 January 2024 0 By Total Football News
  • Footage has emerged showing Coventry's Kasey Palmer being racially abused 
  • A group of Sheffield Wednesday fans made monkey gestures towards Palmer
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Sickening footage has emerged showing Coventry City star Kasey Palmer being racially abused by a group of Sheffield Wednesday supporters.

In the video the group of Wednesday fans are seen making monkey gestures towards the 27-year-old midfielder.

Palmer, who won a throw-in late in the game just before the incident occurred, is seen informing referee Anthony Backhouse of what happened. 

Posting on social media after the game, Palmer wrote 'it feels like things will never change' 

The incident took place during Coventry's 2-1 away win at Hillsborough on Saturday.

Footage has emerged showing Coventry City star Kasey Palmer being racially abused by a group of Sheffield Wednesday supporters

Footage has emerged showing Coventry City star Kasey Palmer being racially abused by a group of Sheffield Wednesday supporters

The footage shows a group of Sheffield Wednesday fans making monkey gestures

The footage shows a group of Sheffield Wednesday fans making monkey gestures

Palmer midfielder shared a post on Instagram after reporting racist abuse during Coventry's match against Sheffield Wednesday

Palmer midfielder shared a post on Instagram after reporting racist abuse during Coventry's match against Sheffield Wednesday

The 27-year-old appeared upset at full-time where he was comforted by team-mates and manager Mark Robins

The 27-year-old appeared upset at full-time where he was comforted by team-mates and manager Mark Robins

Palmer appeared upset at the full-time whistle where he was comforted by team-mates and manager Mark Robins. 

'Disappointed to even have to come on here and write this,' Palmer wrote.

'Racism is a disgrace…it has no place in the world, let alone football.

'I'm black and proud and I am raising my three kids to be the exact same.

'I’ll be honest, it feels like things will never change, no matter how hard we try.

'Couple fans doing monkey chants don’t define a fan base – I appreciate all the love and support I’ve received.'

Sheffield Wednesday confirmed a racist gesture had been made by someone in the stands, with the club stating they were 'shocked and saddened' by the incident.    

'Both clubs roundly condemn any form of discrimination and abuse, and underline that there is no place for this kind of behaviour in football or our wider society,' a statement read.

Palmer acknowledged that alleged racist abuse from certain fans does not 'define' an entire support-base and thanked those that showed him support

Palmer acknowledged that alleged racist abuse from certain fans does not 'define' an entire support-base and thanked those that showed him support

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'We will work together with the relevant authorities and anyone proven to be culpable will face the strictest possible sanctions from both Sheffield Wednesday and the law. 

'We stand shoulder to shoulder with Coventry City and the football world in stamping out this abhorrent and wholly unacceptable behaviour.'

Coventry owner Doug King said the club will provide Palmer with support following the incident.

Ben Sheaf scored both of Coventry's goals in the 2-1 win to take the Sky Blues into the play-off places, with Josh Windass scoring for the hosts, who remain second bottom. 


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