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CLUB STATEMENT ON THE SHAMEFUL ONLINE RACIAL ABUSE OF PETER KIOSO

25 July 2020

All at Luton Town are appalled that discriminatory comments can be directed towards anyone in this day and age, but we are especially upset for one of our young players, Peter Kioso, who has been subject to shameful abuse this week – a week when he has made his club and league debut and rightly celebrated his role in helping us survive in the Championship.

As a club and a town which celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion, we firmly stand behind Peter and all of our minority players and staff regardless of their skin tone, ethnicity or religion.

We have been helping the police with enquiries to bring the perpetrator of this mindless act to account.

Racism is unacceptable in person or via any media channel and we believe it is high time that there is a review of how social media channels are categorised to make them more accountable for content distributed over their channels. Either identity transparency is exercised to make individuals responsible for their words or, where anonymity, aliases and cloaking is permitted, the carrier becomes liable.

Enjoy your short break Peter and we look forward to seeing more of you in an orange shirt for seasons to come!

COYH


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