Zayed wants racist abuse kicked into touch

�/Presseye.com - 16th April 2011.  Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland - Airtricity League Premier Division. Derry City V Bohemians.''Eamon Zayed celebrates scoring Derry's second goal. ' 'Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com
�/Presseye.com - 16th April 2011. Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland - Airtricity League Premier Division. Derry City V Bohemians.''Eamon Zayed celebrates scoring Derry's second goal. ' 'Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com
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Derry City striker Eamon Zayed says he wants to see a thorough investigation into racial abuse in Irish football.

The Libyan international has been the target of racist abuse, most recently in the game away to Shamrock Rovers. The Rovers’ player involved denies making any racist comments.

“It has been a difficult week but I have been supported by family and friends,” he said.

“Racism has to be stamped out of the game completely by the FAI and hopefully they will deal with it in the correct manner.

“I hope the FAI deal with it in the next few days and it will all be put to bed.

“Then I can move on and concentrate on my football.”

Zayed is the league’s leading goalscorer this season and helped Derry to a 3-0 win over Bohemians at the Brandywell on Friday evening, a win which took them back to third place in the premier division table.