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Club Statement: Elijah Adebayo

15 October 2022

Club News

Club Statement: Elijah Adebayo

15 October 2022

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For the third time in less than a year, Luton Town Football Club has had to report or assist with enquiries into disgusting racist abuse aimed at our striker Elijah Adebayo.

Two racist slurs from the same account on our Instagram post of the scoreline at the end of the win over Queens Park Rangers, which have been widely shared on social media, were reported to Instagram’s parent company, Meta, and the EFL immediately by the Club.

We are appalled that we are having to do this in 2022 and, as our players continue to do just before kick-off in all matches in which we participate, everyone at Kenilworth Road stands together with Elijah and any other player who suffers racist abuse, either online or in person.

Bedfordshire Police have been made aware of the posts and we have spoken to Elijah to offer him all the support he needs if he wishes to take this forward.

We have had enough of saying enough is enough. This despicable discrimination simply has to stop.


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