Asian woman accuses UK football club for 'racially' subbing son

Last Updated: Sat, Apr 06, 2013 11:00 hrs

One of Britain's oldest football clubs has been accused of racism by a parent, who claimed that the club had repeatedly subbed her son because he is an Asian.

Claiming that her nine-year old son Jaedon was the victim of racial spite, his mother Fehnez Khan had reported Knowle FC to police and the Football Association, The Sun reports.

Insisting that she had evidence that her son was often taken off as he was the only coloured boy in the side, Khan said that she wants an apology from the club and a refund of the 160 pounds she had paid for her son's admission.

Khan further said that she has now moved her son to another club, adding that her son is fairly treated there.

However, Knowles FC, which was formed in 1926, have denied any suggestions of racism and said that that the boy was only ever substituted or put on the bench for reasons related to football, adding that they have proof that Jaedon was a weak player which needed his frequent substitution. (ANI)

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