London: An investigation has been launched into an official racism complaint related to Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy after he was allegedly called a ‘sheep-sh***er’ during a match.
Bellamy was allegedly the victim of ‘inhuman, degrading and vile’ taunts by rival Brighton fans when Liverpool played them in the Carling Cup last month, a leading daily reports.
An official complaint was lodged with ‘Let`s Kick Racism Out,’ a campaign group set up to stop racist abuse in football.
The Football Association said it had been ‘made aware’ of the allegations and that it was now probing these claims.
According to the paper, the calls of ‘sheepsh***er’ came from the terraces at Brighton and Hove Albion`s ground during the crunch match on September 21.
It would not be the first-time Bellamy has been the subject of racist abuse because of his Welsh nationality.
The club could be fined if it is found not to have properly controlled the behaviour of fans.