Cardiff's Jay Bothroyd has claimed fellow striker Michael Chopra was racially abused by a Crystal Palace player at the end of the teams' clash at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday.

Players from both sides had to be separated after a melee ensued following the final whistle of the 1-1 draw and the trouble reportedly continued in the tunnel after the game.

Bothroyd claimed the problems started after Chopra - who is of Indian descent - was racially abused and told Wales Online: "I wasn't there but I spoke to Chops and he said one of their boys made a racist comment to him."

He added: "That is obviously not acceptable in this game and it's something I think the referee might have to deal with.

"We were wearing T-shirts today that said 'Kick Racism Out Of Football' and then something like that happens.

"It's not a good example to set for football in general.

"If you call someone a racist name people are going to react and that's happened at the end."

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