Bothroyd claims racist abuse

Chopra allegedly the target of comment

Chopra: Alleged target of racial abuse

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Cardiff's Jay Bothroyd has claimed fellow striker Michael Chopra was racially abused by a Crystal Palace player.

The two sets of players became involved in a melee after the game at the Cardiff City Stadium ended 1-1.

They had to be separated but the trouble reportedly continued in the tunnel and Bothroyd has alleged there was a racist comment made.

He says the problems started when a Palace player said something unacceptable to Chopra - who is of Indian descent.

"I wasn't there but I spoke to Chops and he said one of their boys made a racist comment to him," Bothroyd told Wales Online.

"That is obviously not acceptable in this game and it's something I think the referee might have to deal with.

"We were wearing T-shirts today that said 'Kick Racism Out Of Football' and then something like that happens.

"It's not a good example to set for football in general.

"If you call someone a racist name people are going to react and that's happened at the end."