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Potentially new racism storm hits English football

English football is facing another possible incident involving racist abuse and Liverpool following highly charged scenes in which a black Oldham player was reduced to tears by insults from the crowd at Anfield during an FA Cup match.

sports Updated: Jan 07, 2012 20:33 IST

English football is facing another possible incident involving racist abuse and Liverpool following highly charged scenes in which a black Oldham player was reduced to tears by insults from the crowd at Anfield during an FA Cup match.

Police officers were trawling through video footage on Saturday and preparing to interview Oldham defender Tom Adeyemi, who was left visibly upset and had to be comforted by a number of players toward the end of a third-round match on Friday.

Merseyside police have opened an investigation together with Liverpool, but say there has been no formal complaint and that no one has been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated behavior.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was recently banned for eight matches for racist abuse.