Middleweight boxer, Anthony Ogogo, was allegedly racially abused by a Norwich fan following the Canaries’ 2-1 loss at the Emirates on Tuesday.

Norwich fan Ogogo stayed behind after the final whistle to applaud his side off the pitch after they lost 2-1 at the Emirates thanks to a surprise brace from Eddie Nketiah. Until then, the Canaries had looked on course to beat the Gunners and progress to the fifth round of the Carabao Cup.

Ogogo was proud of his team but his experience was soured by one of his fellow Norwich fans, who the London-based boxer claims was an “an older guy… maybe in his seventies”, racially abusing him.


Norwich have vowed to investigate the matter and will dish out a ban once they’ve found the culprit.

“We are very concerned by reports from Anthony Ogogo that he suffered racial abuse from a supporter in the Norwich section,” they said in an official statement.

“As a club we have a zero-tolerance policy on racism and all other forms of discrimination and we have contacted Anthony this morning.

“As always, any supporter found to be guilty of discriminatory abuse will be banned indefinitely by Norwich City and face possible criminal investigation.”

28-year-old Ogogo was born in Lowestoft and even attended several Football in the Community courses run by Norwich when he was younger. This led to him having a trial with the Canaries and even playing for their youth team for a spell.

Ogogo won bronze for team GB during the London 2012 Olympics.

It’s a shame that anger over a football result had to spill over and ruin someone’s evening. It’s even more disturbing that some people believe that racial abuse is an acceptable, appropriate way to emote. Hopefully, the fan in question is found and justice is served.