North West Wales

Bangor City footballer Gary O'Toole 'racially abused', club claims

Gary O'Toole
Image caption Gary O'Toole was allegedly abused by an opponent playing for Airbus

Bangor City Football Club has lodged a complaint after a player was allegedly racially abused in a match.

The club claims Gary O'Toole was racially abused by an Airbus UK player during Saturday's Welsh Premier League (WPL) game at Broughton.

WPL secretary Gwyn Derfel said a complaint had been received and will be dealt with by the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

He said there was "no place for racism in football".

Bangor City claim there are witnesses to the alleged incident during Saturday's match, which Airbus won 2-0.

A complaint was submitted to the FAW on Sunday.

WPL secretary Mr Derfel said the complaint would be dealt with by the FAW's compliance department.

He added: "We can not make any further comment until the matter is fully investigated, but we stress there is no place for racism in football.

"We would also like to say that we have had excellent co-operation from both clubs so far."

Bangor City club secretary Gwynfor Jones said: "We're fully supportive of Gary O'Toole at this very difficult time."

The 26-year-old striker previously played for Connah's Quay Nomads after playing youth team football for Wolves and Coventry City.

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