FAI probe Zayed claims

�/Lorcan Doherty Photography - May 10th  2011. ''Airtricity Premier League. Derry City V Drogheda Utd. Derry's Eamonn Zayed and Drogheda's Alan McNally.''''Photo Credit Lorcan Doherty Photography
�/Lorcan Doherty Photography - May 10th 2011. ''Airtricity Premier League. Derry City V Drogheda Utd. Derry's Eamonn Zayed and Drogheda's Alan McNally.''''Photo Credit Lorcan Doherty Photography
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The Football Association of Ireland has confirmed it is to investigate claims that Derry City’s Eamon Zayed was racially abused during Monday’s game with Shamrock Rovers.

It is understood Zayed reported a Shamrock Rovers player to match officials following the game on Monday

The latest alleged incident comes only days after it was claimed Libyan striker Zayed was racially abused last Friday in a game against St Pat’s.

“The FAI takes all instances of racist abuse very seriously and does not condone nor accept any racist behaviour or attitudes,” said Airtricity League Director Fran Gavin.

“However, there is a complete process to go through when allegations of this nature are made. We will look for comments from the club and individuals allegedly involved and will address the matter in a sensitive fashion.

“We’ve shown in the past that the league and the Association will act swiftly on these matters. All our clubs have supported our Show Racism the Red Card campaign for several years now in conjunction with the PFAI.

“Racism is something we will not tolerate in our game and thankfully it hasn’t been a feature in our games. However, it is something we must always be mindful of.”