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Show racism the red card and make the Rhys Williams statement

Show Racism the Red Card released a statement regarding Rhys Williams, following reports the defender was racially abused during Swansea’s draw against Luton on Saturday.

The 20-year-old was making his second appearance for the Swans, on loan from Liverpool, in their 3-3 draw at Kenilworth Road. However, the club have confirmed that they have filed a report of alleged racial abuse of Williams from a Luton supporter.

Show Racism the Red Card responded to the news with the following statement: ‘We fully support Rhys Williams and appreciate the swift action taken by Bedfordshire Police to investigate the incident and identify those involved.

“There is NO excuse for racism and we are sure the vast majority of football fans would agree that it is something that no player should experience.

“Show Racism the Red Card would offer support to anyone who may have been the victim of racist abuse. There is no place for this in society or football. All allegations of racism should be addressed. a thorough investigation by the competent authorities and, if proven, action should be taken.

“Swansea City FC are a long-time supporter of the SRtRC campaign, helping to educate young people in schools across the region about racism and discrimination and we look forward to continuing this work into the 21/22 season.

“Any racism complaint lodged with Swansea City Football Club will be fully investigated.”

Rhys williams (Image: Athena Pictures / Getty Images)

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