AFC Sudbury and Colchester United would like to make the following statement:
Further to the allegations of racism aimed at the Colchester United goalkeeper Shamal George in Friday evening’s FA Cup First Round tie, the Football Association has today issued the following:
"This matter has now been fully investigated and no further action will be taken as there is no case to answer."
Whilst the allegation in this case proved to be unfounded, we would like to apologise for any upset that was caused by the original allegation and the subsequent media and social media reaction to the incident.
At the same time, we would like to reaffirm that both clubs stand firmly against all forms of abuse and intolerance.