Sheffield United would like to make our supporters aware of a press release, issued today (Thursday 25th October) by South Yorkshire Police
Below is the press release in full:
South Yorkshire Police have completed and concluded their investigation into allegations that a Sheffield United ball-boy was abused by the Oldham Athletic player Lee Croft towards the end of the match between the clubs at Bramall Lane on Saturday 13th October, 2012.
The investigation has revealed there to be no substance to suggestions of racial abuse. Lee Croft has however, accepted he spoke inappropriately to the ball-boy and he has apologised for his behaviour and any upset that was caused as a result.
The apology has been accepted by the ball-boy and with that acceptance, there is to be no further police action. Both Sheffield United and Oldham Athletic Football Clubs have been fully supportive and co-operative throughout the investigation.