Olufela Olomola: Scunthorpe United to investigate ‘disgusting’ online comments made against forward

Scunthorpe are to investigate “disgusting” comments made about Olufela Olomola on social media.

The Iron forward shared a screenshot on Twitter in which a Facebook user is shown to make reference to the colour of his skin while discussing whether the 22-year-old should be given a chance at the Sands Venue Stadium after spending last season on loan at Carlisle.

The same person then suggests they will “boo very loudly” if Scunthorpe players take a knee when they return to action – a reference to the gesture widely associated with the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Scunthorpe United has been made aware of comments made on social media this weekend,” read a club statement.

“We stand with Olufela Olomola and anybody who has to suffer racism in any shape or form.

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