Renée Hector says opponent racially abused her

Renée Hector, Spurs Ladies

Spurs Ladies’ player alleges racial abuse from Sheffield United Women’s player during FA Women's Championship match.

Following yesterday's game, Spurs’ centre-back, Renée Hector, took to social media to state that an opposition player had directed monkey noises at her during the match.

Tottenham Hotspur has since reported the incident to The FA who are now investigating. Sheffield United have reportedly also launched their own investigation.

While Renée is not currently a PFA member, we have been in contact and offered her our full support. It is disheartening to read Renée’s account of the racial abuse she received on the pitch. It takes bravery to address such an experience publicly, and we stand with all players who speak out against discriminatory abuse.

PFA Head of Equality & Diversity, Simone Pound, says: “The PFA are proud supporters of the women’s game and we strongly condemn any form of discrimination in football.  It is distressing to read of the alleged abuse against Renée Hector. We would urge all football supporters regardless of ethnicity, gender or club colours to relay messages of support, unity and solidarity against racism.”

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