On-loan Chelsea star Nathaniel Chalobah is said to have been subject to racial abuse on Tuesday night from Millwall fans, as Nottingham Forest travelled to The Den.
Forest, who sit eighth in the Championship, took on the struggling Millwall and secured a 2-2 draw against the home side. However, Chalobah revealed afterwards that he was subject of racial abuse during the first half by a section of fans.
The release read: "Chalobah, who was subject to the racial abuse, was upset by the alleged abuse and struggled to keep his concentration during the interval as a result."
The Chelsea man picked up an injury in the opening minutes, where he was taunted by the fans. After half-time the England youngster then scored minutes after the hour mark, before being subbed off. He has played six times and scored two goals for the Nottingham side.
Forest also released a statement concerning how they will go about attempting to solve this enquiry.
"We treat any incident of this nature extremely seriously and will be liaising closely with the relevant authorities in their investigation of this issue," They continued. "Both clubs are in communication regarding the relevant incident."
This isn't the first time players have been subjected to racial abuse at the Den, as Bolton striker Marvin Sordell and former Blackburn player El Hadj-Diouf have both been victims to the taunts shouted at them by members of the crowd.
The Lions' fans haven't had the best reputation either, starting controversy in their semi-final against Wigan Athletic, leading to a number of fights occurring in the ground and helpless fans getting hurt.
It is not yet known whether the England U21 player will return to Chelsea for the rest of the season, or carry on his loan move, as Billy Davies' side take on Birmingham, Leeds and QPR in the coming weeks.
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