Scottish Football Side, x Livingston Opens Investigation Into Racist Abuse On Obileye

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Scottish side Livingston have opened investigation into alledged racial abuse of Nigeria born English footballer Stephen Ayomide Obileye during their match Saturday against Celtic.

A Celtic fan is alleged to have shouted racist abuse at Obileye during the Premiership match at Parkhead, which ended in a goalless draw, an allegation which has reportedly been collaborated by an Associate Press journalist.

The abuse is alleged to have occurred when Obileye ran back onto the pitch following an injury check in the second half.

Obileye was later sent off for striking out at Celtic forward Kyogo Furuhashi in an off-the-ball incident in the box.

Livingston assistant manager Marvin Bartley, who himself has been subjected to racist abuse online this season, reacted to the allegations on Saturday night in a tweet, which read: “It’s important that a football club isn’t tarred because of one racist individual within the stadium today!

“When we took the knee at the start of the game we were applauded from all corners and that’s the memory I will take away from the game.”Now it’s time to find the culprit.”

Latest reports indicate that the two clubs are putting heads together with a view to identifying the culprit whose action dented what ordinarily should have been a clean game.

Obileye who plays as a defender for Scottish Premiership club Livingston, having previously played for Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton Athletic, Eastleigh, Dover Athletic, Maidenhead United, Ebbsfleet United and Queen of the South.

The 27 year old On 6 May 2021 this year signed a pre-contract agreement with Livingston, agreeing a two-year contract, with a further one-year option. Livingston won the chase from other Scottish Premiership clubs for his signature amidst other interests.

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