Sheffield Wednesday had an issue over the repulsive ban on racist abuse of Moore

The despicable message was sent after Friday’s match, a 4-0 goal defeat at Peterborough in the first leg of their League One play-off semi-final.

Sheffield Wednesday has issued an immediate ban against the person who directed racist abuse at manager Moore on social media following Friday’s game against Peterborough.

The individual behind the offending account has been barred from attending club fixtures and events as Wednesday said they stood shoulder to shoulder with Moore and would like to offer him their full support.

The club are working with the police over the message that was sent in after their League One play-off first-leg defeat.

The statement says: “Sheffield Wednesday is appalled by a repulsive racist message directed at Moore posted on a social media platform following our game against Peterborough United on Friday evening. “We distance ourselves from this kind of behaviour and have taken the right steps by issuing a timely ban on the individual in question from all SWFC fixtures and events.

“Sheffield Wednesday stands shoulder to shoulder with Darren, the football family and wider society in condemning all forms of discrimination.

“The club will offer our full support to Darren and we are working together with the authorities in ensuring this individual faces the full force of the law as a result of such a cowardly and despicable act.”

Moore was appointed Wednesday boss in March 2021 when they were in the Championship but could not prevent their relegation at the end of that season.

His team faced the second leg at Hillsborough on Thursday looking to overturn a 4-0 deficit as they bid to end their two-year stay in the third tier.

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