Complaints of racist taunts at Test match

There have been ugly scenes at the fourth Test match at Headingley this week, where there have been complaints that stewards have failed to prevent chanting and abuse directed against Pakistan fans. The England fans, many the worse for drink, were apparently responding to taunts from the Pakistani supporters. The secretary of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Christopher Hassell, said yesterday that he was investigating the complaints. 'The stewards are there to throw anybody out who uses foul language in the ground,' he said, 'I don't hold with that at all, we must encourage families to come and watch the game. I will be looking into the stewards' actions, but when you employ a number of temporary staff it is very difficult to teach everyone the correct procedure.'

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