Exeter Chiefs have announced that they will be “launching a full investigation” into the accusations made by Ugo Monye that he was racially abused at Sandy Park today.
Shortly after Exeter’s win over Gloucester in the Gallagher Premiership, Monye took to X to say that he was racially assaulted by a fan as he was leaving the stadium after working as a pundit.
He wrote: “Leaving Sandy Park and one supporter running through crowd starts shouting “N****, N****…” disgraceful.
“Not a single person said a word, challenged or even reported it.
“He walks off after a mild scuffle and fans are now telling me “We’re with you” BOLLOCKS you’re with me. You weren’t with me when you saw and heard the most blatant racism I’ve seen from a supporter at a live game. So fed up.”
He walks off after a mild scuffle and fans are now telling me “We’re with you” BOLLOCKS you’re with me. You weren’t with me when you saw and heard the most blatant racism I’ve seen from a supporter at a live game. So fed up
— Ugo Monye (@ugomonye) November 19, 2023
In response, Exeter have issued a statement saying such behaviour will not be tolerated and that an investigation will be launched, calling for fans to provide any information on the incident if they have any.
The statement reads: “In light of recent accusations regarding an incident of racist abuse at Sandy Park following the conclusion of our victory over Gloucester Rugby in the Gallagher Premiership, Exeter Rugby Club will be launching a full investigation.
“This behaviour will not be tolerated at our Rugby Club, and we condemn it in the strongest possible terms.
“Our team will begin to review CCTV footage from the stadium immediately in an attempt to identify the individual in question and we would like to extend our sincerest apologies to Ugo Monye, a member of the rugby community that is highly respected by everyone at our club.
“If anyone has any information regarding this incident we would ask you to get in touch with the Chiefs as soon as you can.”