Reading's Nick Blackman victim of alleged 'monkey gestures and sounds'
The FA are investigating claims Reading forward Nick Blackman was subjected to racist taunts during their Capital One Cup win at Portsmouth.
Reading reported the alleged abuse to referee Gavin Ward and Fratton Park stewards.
Portsmouth fan Kevin Smith claimed on Twitter he witnessed a fellow supporter making ‘monkey gestures and sounds’ to Blackman, who scored in Reading’s 2-1 win.
An FA spokesperson said on Wednesday: “We are aware of an allegation and are investigating. We have contacted both clubs.”
Blackman netted an equaliser for the Royals during their 2-1 win after Conor Chaplin had given the hosts a first-half lead.
Garath McCleary scored the winner for the Championship side in the 84th minute and Reading will host either Barnsley or Everton
Speaking after the game, Reading assistant manager Kevin Keen said: “Credit to Nick because there were a couple of incidents in the first half with the crowd.
“For that to happen to Nick and for him to come through and respond in the right manner by scoring a goal that puts us on the way to a good win, shows what sort a person he is.”
From Daily Mail