October 21, 2019 / 3:47 PM / 21 days ago

FA Cup game abandoned due to alleged racial abuse to be replayed

(Reuters) - The FA Cup fourth qualifying round match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town will be replayed on Oct. 29 after last week’s game was abandoned due to alleged racist abuse suffered by Haringey’s players, the FA said on Monday.

The match was stopped in the 64th minute with Yeovil leading 1-0 after some fans abused and spat at Cameroonian goalkeeper Douglas Pajetat at Coles Park.

“Following the abandonment of the FA Cup fourth round qualifying fixture... the FA Challenge Cup Committee has made the decision for the original fixture to be replayed on Tuesday Oct. 29 at Haringey Borough FC,” the FA said in a statement.

“In the event that a replay is required, this shall be played on Nov. 5.”

The FA said two arrests were made and that their own investigation was ongoing.

The incident came days after England’s black players were subjected to racist abuse during a Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia, which led to arrests and the resignations of manager Krasimir Balakov and football union president Borislav Mihaylov.

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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