FA Cup tie abandoned due to alleged racist abuse set to be replayed

FA Cup tie abandoned due to alleged racist abuse set to be replayed

The FA Cup tie between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town is set to be replayed after the original match was abandoned following alleged racist abuse.

Players from both sides walked off the pitch in the second half of the fourth round qualifying match after Borough defender Coby Rowe and goalkeeper Douglas Pajetat were reportedly targeted by fans of the visiting side.

Two men, aged 23 and 26, were arrested in on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault with both are in custody at a Somerset police station.

statement on the Yeovil Town website confirmed the rescheduling of the match for next week.

“This afternoon the FA have confirmed that this game will be replayed in its entirety on Tuesday 29 October, kick-off 7.45pm, at Haringey Borough FC.

Further details on the match will be issued once the arrangements have been agreed by both clubs.”

Managers of both sides opted to lead their players off the pitch in the 64th minute of the match at Coles Park with Yeovil leading 1-0.

There were also reports of missiles had been thrown onto the pitch.

The alleged incident came just days after England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia was twice interrupted due to reported racist behaviour from supporters.