Wednesday condemn racist abuse aimed at chairman Chansiri
Sheffield Wednesday have condemned racist abuse suffered by chairman Dejphon Chansiri in the wake of the club’s Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final defeat at Peterborough last Friday.
Wednesday have already issued an immediate ban against the person who racially abused manager Darren Moore following the 4-0 loss at London Road and have insisted they will do the same again following this incident.
They said in a statement: “Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore was subject to a disgraceful racist comment on a social media platform this week following the Owls’ game at Peterborough on Friday evening.
“It has since come to light that a similar appalling racist post was made in the direction of our chairman Dejphon Chansiri.
“This incident is also in the hands of the authorities and the individual responsible will be subject to the same consequences.
“We are fully conversant with the emotions stirred by football and the immediacy of social media platforms.
“However, when comments cross the line of moral decency and indeed the law, this will not be tolerated.
“We stand together with our chairman, manager and society as one in condemning all forms of discrimination and will continue taking every step possible to stamp out this wholly unacceptable behaviour.”
The Owls, whose 96 points in the regular League One campaign was a club record but only good enough to see them finish third, will try to salvage their promotion hopes in Thursday’s second leg at Hillsborough.