Fulham have launched an investigation after Cyrus Christie alleged that his sister had suffered physical and racial abuse during the club's 1-0 loss to Barnsley this afternoon.
The London club fell to a 1-0 defeat away from home in the opening game of the Championship season, with Christie coming off the bench.
He would tweet after the game outlining alleged abuses his sister suffered in the crowd after the final whistle.
To the Fulham fan that decided to hit my sister at the game today and his wife who justified his action with racist remarks I hope your proud of yourself and feel like a big man. You’ll get what’s coming to you. Regardless how you felt about the result your actions are shameful🤬
— Cyrus Christie (@cyruschristie) August 3, 2019
Fulham quickly launched an investigation into the matter.
Fulham Football Club is investigating an incident which took place in the away end at the Barnsley v Fulham fixture this afternoon. Should the perpetrators be identified, the Club will be taking the strongest possible action.
BREAKING: Fulham have launched an investigation after Cyrus Christie alleged two supporters hit and racially abused his sister at Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Barnsley. pic.twitter.com/FsSolLXl3s
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 3, 2019
Christie has been outspoken about racism he himself has suffered in the past, reporting a number of individuals to the Gardaí after he was targeted online following Ireland's 5-1 defeat to Denmark in the World Cup play-offs in November of 2017.
He also admitted that had not been the first occasion it had occurred during that qualification campaign.
It happened in the four previous games as well, the Georgia and Serbia games - it happened over the course of a couple of months. It's one of those, you don't speak out because nothing does happen.
You don't really hear it on the terraces. You get the odd person, but it's more social media, that's where they get brave. They wouldn't say it to your face. When they're hiding amongst the crowd, that's when they get brave.
I've had a lot worse growing up from where I've come from and many more dangerous situations in my time. It was nothing to me.