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Charlton bring in the police after Taylor is racially abused on Twitter

KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Lyle Taylor of A.F.C. Wimbledon celebrates after scoring the second goal during the Sky Bet League One match between A.F.C. Wimbledon and Milton Keynes Dons at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on March 14, 2017 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Lyle Taylor of A.F.C. Wimbledon celebrates after scoring the second goal during the Sky Bet League One match between A.F.C. Wimbledon and Milton Keynes Dons at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on March 14, 2017 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

By Damian Spellman

Charlton have called in police after Lyle Taylor was subjected to racist abuse on Twitter following the club's 1-0 win over Bradford on Saturday.

Taylor, who scored the game's only goal after 19 minutes, later retweeted a post which had been sent to him from an account in the name of 'Bantams Real talk' comprising a succession of banana emojis.

The striker said in his post: "Look at this... Yet another example of ignorant, small minded #Racism #Pathetic."

Now his club have revealed the matter has been reported to police and vowed to work with Bradford to identify the person responsible.

A statement issued via Charlton's official website said: "Following our game against Bradford City on Saturday, an individual directed racist remarks towards Lyle Taylor on Twitter.

"Racist abuse is abhorrent and completely unacceptable, it is not something Lyle or any individual should have to deal with. We take discrimination seriously, and condemn any kind of hatred.

"The incident has been reported to police and we will work with them and Bradford City to identify the person responsible and ensure appropriate action is taken against them."

Taylor later tweeted: "The support from everybody has been overwhelming today. The blanket condemnation of one idiot's actions has highlighted the people's true feelings. Thank you for all the messages too, it means the world. #KickItOut."

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