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MK Dons FA Cup game 'racist gesture' probe

A spectator, alleged to have made a racist gesture during Milton Keynes Don's FA Cup fifth round tie, has been interviewed by police.

The football club said a man was questioned by officers and ejected from stadium:mk during the Dons' 3-1 defeat to Barnsley on Saturday.

Police said the man and alleged victim were interviewed after the incident was reported by a third party.

A spokeswoman for MK Dons said it was "monitoring footage".

Thames Valley Police said the the incident "is still under investigation".

A spokesperson said: "[We] will always thoroughly investigate allegations of offences of this nature and anyone who has suffered or witnessed such an offence is asked to contact the police."

In a statement issued immediately after the match, Milton Keynes Dons Football Club said there was "no evidence to suggest the alleged gesture was of a racist nature".

A statement read: "MK Dons will continue to monitor footage of the area where the alleged incident took place."

On Monday, a spokeswoman said the club would continue to assist the police and it would be "inappropriate to comment further at this time".

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