Norwich make complaint over racist Bassong tweets
Norwich have made a formal complaint to police over alleged racist tweets directed at defender Sebastien Bassong.
The Canaries confirmed they had passed on evidence to Norfolk Constabulary which was supplied to them by supporters in the wake of Saturday’s Premier League draw at Everton.
It is understood Norwich have sent police screen-grabs of tweets that have since been deleted from Twitter accounts that no longer exist.
Manager Chris Hughton told a press conference yesterday it was “hugely disappointing” to learn of the alleged abuse of Bassong, who scored a stoppage-time equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.
He added of the tweets: “We have taken the appropriate action and passed them on to police.”
Mulgrew has few fears over Lennon leaving
Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew has few fears about Neil Lennon quitting despite the manager making such a threat after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Inverness.
Lennon said he would “do the honourable thing” and go if fans were not happy with him. The comments came after heated arguments with fans during and immediately after the Premier League loss at Parkhead.
But Mulgrew believes the remonstrations and Lennon’s subsequent threat only show how much the club means to him and the supporters.
Mulgrew, whose side take on Hearts at Tynecastle tomorrow night, said: “I think it is heat of the moment. But I don’t think the manager will be leaving, he is right behind the cause here.”
Yeung to stand trial on five charges of money laundering
Birmingham City president, and the club’s single largest shareholder, will stand trial in Hong Kong tomorrow in relation to five charges of money laundering totalling £59 million (€73m).
Having failed in an attempt to postpone the trial until June next year, Carson Yeung (52) will fight to clear his name in the face of the allegations that first surfaced in June 2011, when he was arrested by Hong Kong police.