Filed: Tuesday, 5th April 2011
By: Staff Writer No. 2
Victor Obinna has denied that members of his family suffered racial abuse during Saturday's defeat to Manchester United.
The club confirmed that they are investigating an alleged incident in which relatives of Obinna and striker Frederic Piquionne are alleged to have suffered abuse at the hands of some (as yet unidentified) members of the crowd during the second half of Saturday's match.
However, in a new twist to the affair, the on-loan Obinna expressed his bemusement at reports that members of his family were amongst those alleged to have suffered.
Speaking today Obinna claimed: "Nothing happened - I do not have any of my family members in England.
"There is no point asking me to confirm or verify an incident that never happened - I was in total shock when I heard and read about it in the papers.
"I didn't have any of my relatives at the game and I do not know anyone who complained of any racial incident at the game."
We'll have more on this story as it develops.
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