Colchester United have issued this statement following the abuse of Shamal George on Friday night.
Sadly, following our FA Cup victory at AFC Sudbury, we were made aware of abuse aimed at Shamal George from behind the goal.
Discussions have taken place, and will continue to take place, between the two clubs and with the help of the BBC footage, we will hopefully identity the supporter or supporters responsible and this matter will be investigated fully by all relevant authorities.
Any abuse whatsoever is totally unacceptable, and it is hoped that anyone who is found to have been abusive to Shamal will be identified and punished to the full letter of the law, and that the full weight of any football sanctions can be imposed.
As a club, Colchester United will not tolerate or accept abuse of any nature, and are absolutely sure and convinced that AFC Sudbury hold the same views and values and will seek to find the person/persons responsible. We will assist them in any way we can to bring anyone found guilty of abuse to justice.