It is obvious to state this but STAR, along with Reading FC, strongly condemns the online abuse given to Yakou Meite after Sunday’s game against Cardiff, following similar circumstances involving Tammy Abraham and Paul Pogba.
Unfortunately, such incidents are becoming more and more commonplace as part of the modern age. Passion and the ability to express an opinion are welcome and the intention is not to make football bland but these incidents cross a line, as does any abuse relating to a person’s colour, race, sexuality or gender.
STAR looks for and hopes that strong and meaningful action is taken in this matter. STAR supports the message that this abuse is not compatible with the actions of true Reading fans.