Following the complaint of discriminatory abuse during today’s game against Shrewsbury Town, the club can provide a further update.
The club can confirm that police are investigating the incident and appealing for information, however no arrests have been made at this stage.
Police have said that it has been established that the two individuals who were removed from the stadium at the request of referee Sam Purkiss were not involved in the abuse. They were allowed to leave with no further action taken against them. The club would like to thank the individuals for their compliance.
The club are continuing to work with the police in an effort to identify those who were involved in the incident. Any supporters with information on the incident are advised to get in touch with the club or call 101.
The club has a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of discrimination and a long history of promoting equality and tackling discrimination.
A statement from the Met Police on the incident can be found below:
“Shortly before the end of the match between Shrewsbury and Charlton at The Valley on Saturday, 23 April, the referee was made aware of racial abuse directed at a Shrewsbury player.
“Two males were escorted from the stand by stewards and were handed over to officers.
“After making further enquiries and speaking to witnesses, it was established that the two men escorted from the stand were not involved in the abuse. They were allowed to leave with no further action taken against them.
“Officers will work with the club to carry out further enquiries in an effort to identify those who were involved in the incident.”