ECB looking into claims of racist and homophobic abuse during fourth Ashes Test

The ECB says it’s”bothered” after a buff reported alleged racist and homophobic abuse at the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford.
An England supporter states a group of guys sang a racist song about quick bowler Jofra Archer.
He also said lovers were subjected to chants that were sexist, including he had witnessed homophobic abuse.
The supporter printed his complaints on media and was attending the game with his loved ones. His version of events has been confirmed in a reply by at least one fan on social media.
An ECB announcement :”The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is very disturbed to hear that a report has been made concerning anti-social behavior from a group of audiences during the fourth Specsavers Ashes Test match in Emirates Old Trafford.
“We’re working alongside Lancashire to know the specifics of this instance. ECB works with First Class Counties to ensure that guidelines are set up at each venue that observing a cricket game is safe and fun .
“Venues are responsible for the stewarding operation at matches but we have a number of steps in place to constantly improve standards, including contracting the Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) to audit all venues, adopting the ICC’s anti-racism and discriminatory behaviour code, also working with Drink Aware to support their alcohol management policy.
“While this can be a relatively isolated episode there is absolutely no place for antisocial behavior within the game and it’s extremely important that audiences feel able to come forward to report anti-social behavior and feel secure in doing this.”

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