Deeney: Racial abuse 'highlights lack of education and respect

Deeney: Racial abuse 'highlights lack of education and respect

Troy Deeney says the racial abuse he received at the hands of a Birmingham supporter on Tuesday shows "certain football fans" are still lacking in "education and respect".

Deeney - Birmingham's captain - and a number of supporters reported hearing the striker being subjected to racist abuse following the Blues' 2-0 defeat to Cardiff at St Andrew's.

The abuse was identified as coming from the home section of the Gil Merrick Lower stand as the players were heading towards the tunnel.

Birmingham say the incident has been referred to the "relevant authorities" and that they will assist with any investigation.

    A club statement added: "Blues gives its full support to Troy and is appalled and saddened that yet again one of our players is not safe from discrimination on the football pitch. There is no room for racism in the game."

    The abuse aimed at Deeney comes just weeks after goalkeeper Neil Etheridge reported being racially abused by a supporter in the home section of Ewood Park during Birmingham's FA Cup tie at Blackburn.