Blackburn Rovers player El-Hadji Diouf in ‘race row’ with Blackburn ballboy

TIMES ONLINE, 21Sep09: El-Hadji Diouf was at the centre of a race controversy last night after a teenage ballboy accused the Blackburn Rovers winger of making a derogatory remark towards him during yesterday’s match against Everton at Goodison Park.

The Senegal player was questioned by Merseyside Police after the game and is likely to be interviewed by them again this week.

“Merseyside Police is investigating an allegation of a 28-year-old man using racist language at the Everton match today at Goodison Park,” a spokesman told The Times. “Inquiries are under way.”

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