Cardiff fans warned over racism, homophobia in FA Cup

The Associated Press

READING, England (AP) -- Cardiff fans were warned over alleged racist and homophobic chants in an FA Cup fourth-round game on Saturday.

With the score at 1-1 between Reading and Cardiff in the 26th minute, an announcement was made over the public address system at Reading's Madejski Stadium calling on "away fans" to cease the chants , which were described as “not acceptable.”

It wasn't immediately clear exactly which chants the announcement referred to. Cardiff said it will consult with Reading and with the police.

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“We will conduct these conversations with the relevant authorities before making any further comment,” the club said in a statement.

Welsh team Cardiff plays in the second-tier Championship after being relegated from the Premier League last season.

The game finished 1-1, meaning there will be a replay under FA Cup rules. Cardiff and Reading will also meet again next week in a league game at Cardiff's stadium.

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