Kick It Out launches investigation into Watford youth match after alleged racial abuse during under-19 tournament in Italy

Dave Hughes instructed his side to leave the pitch during the Wojtyla Cup game against Latina Calcio in Rome

Anti-racism group Kick It Out is investigating claims a Watford youth side was ordered off the pitch by its coach after an incident of racist abuse during an under-19 tournament in Italy.

The Watford side were playing Italian team Latina Calcio 1-0 in a Wojtyla Cup game in Rome on Wednesday when they were taken off by coach Dave Hughes following an incident.

WATCH THE MATCH WHERE WATFORD UNDER-19'S WERE ALLEGEDLY THE SUBJECT OF RACIAL ABUSE ABOVE

The club and Kick It Out are both now trying to find out the full facts behind the incident - a video of which has appeared online.

A Kick It Out spokesman said: "We have been made aware of an incident, we have been in touch with the club and they and we are now looking into exactly what happened."

PA

Comments