Amateur cup final abandoned as Wymeswold Reserves walk off pitch after Linford Harris suffers alleged racist abuse


Amateur cup final abandoned as Wymeswold Reserves walk off pitch after Linford Harris suffers alleged racist abuse

The Leicestershire & Rutland County FA has launched an investigation after the Saturday Vase Final was abandoned when players walked off the pitch after their team-mate was the target of alleged racist abuse.

Wymeswold Reserves striker Linford Harris was sent off 12 minutes from the end of Wednesday’s match against Cosby UniteD Development, with a fan going on to abuse the forward.

This reportedly led to a confrontation between the players and some of the crowd, before the Wymeswold players walked off the pitch in protest.

The referee then abandoned the match.