Ugo Monye, now head of the English FA, accused a supporter of racism during the meeting between Exeter and Gloucester.
The Exeter club apologized to former international winger Ugo Monyenow leader of the English federation, after his accusations of racist behavior on the part of supporters of the team playing in the first division.
The former player, who is now one of the voices that matter in English rugby, said he had “enough» after a supporter uttered racist abuse without being reprimanded by the people around, during Exeter’s victory against Gloucester. The Exeter club ured in a press release that it would “conduct a full investigation”, after these accusations and presented his “sincere apologies to Ugo Monye, a member of the rugby community who is highly respected by everyone at our club“.
“I’m so tired of it.”
The former England international (2002-2005) was outraged on Twitter after the match, claiming to have heard racist insults: “Not one person said a word, protested, or denounced him.“, he wrote. “He left after a slight fight and the supporters are now telling me “We are with you»(…) You were not with me when you witnessed the most obvious racist act I have seen from a supporter during a match. I’m so fed up“, he added.
Monye, 40, is the chair of the English FA’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. “This behavior will not be tolerated in our club, and we condemn it in the strongest possible terms.“, insisted the Exeter club.