WHITCHURCH Alport Football Club have been cleared of allegations of racism which led to the cancellation of their Midlands Premier League fixture with Tividale last year.

The fixture against Tividale at the KMJ Mortgages Stadium on November 5 was called off at half-time amid allegations of racist language being directed at visiting players by unidentified home supporters.

The FA and Midland Football League have since carried out investigations assisted by Alport with club officials thanking witnesses who provided written statements.

Last month the Staffordshire FA confirmed to the club in December that they would not be pursuing the matter further against the club and that their investigation was closed with the Midland Football League now deciding to award Alport three points for the abandoned match.


A statement read: "Whitchurch Alport FC welcomes the decisions from The FA and Midland Football League and would like to thank all who assisted the club during the investigation.

"Finally, the club would like to reiterate that it does not tolerate abuse of any nature and we will continue to work hard to ensure that our ground is a safe and welcoming environment for all supporters, staff and players.

"The club now deems this incident closed and no further statements will be made."