West Ham vs Dallas United suspended after ‘player used the n-word at Anton Ferdinand’ in The Soccer Tournament in North Carolina as American team launches investigation
West Ham‘s game against Dallas United at the 7v7 competition The Soccer Tournament was suspended on Thursday night due to racism allegations.
According to The Athletic, a Dallas player used the n-word at West Ham’s Anton Ferdinand. It has also been claimed that West Ham want Dallas disqualified from the tournament.
A statement on the competition’s Twitter account said: ‘The match between West Ham United & Dallas United has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations of use or intent to use a racial slur.
‘TST has zero tolerance towards racial abuse, and take these allegations very seriously.
After speaking with players and coaches from both teams, officials, and consulting audio from our production team, TST will issue the results of its investigation.’
West Ham’s game against Dallas United at The Soccer tournament was suspended
Dallas said in a statement: ‘Dallas United has launched an internal investigation into the allegations made by our opponent.
‘We will issue a statement in the near future. We are cooperating fully with The Soccer Tournament and their investigation in the interim.’
A clip surfaced from the game on social media showing the players gathered round due to an apparent confrontation.
Ferdinand can be heard saying to an opponent: ‘Why are you looking at me for? I’ll punch you up.’