‘No space for racism’ – These fans react to Grimsby Town minority at Bradford City

Grimsby Town held Bradford City to a 1-1 draw this weekend in a game that should be remembered for the right reasons.

Over 2500 Mariners made the trip to Valley Parade and were rewarded as Luke Hendrie levelled for them in injury time after Lee Novak had given the home side an 80th-minute lead.

Some Bradford fans reacted to the excellent travelling support by claiming it was the best they’d seen at Valley Parade all season, but sadly a minority of supporters let their club down.

27-year-old actor Thomas Turgoose, star of This is England and a Grimsby fan, revealed that a number of their ‘supporters’ aimed racist chants at a mosque on the way to the ground, something he called out on Twitter.

“Hearing absolute nob heads chanting racist chants and singing Tommy Robinson to Asian families in Bradford was possibly the most embarrassing thing iv seen in my years of supporting them. There’s no room for that grow up.”

While a majority of supporters went to the game in good faith and enjoyed the engrossing encounter, this one set of ‘fans’ brought shame upon their club. Had a random 27-year-old from nowhere picked up on it, perhaps it would have gone unreported, but Turgoose is high-profile and rightly used his status to call out their behaviour.

That was echoed by replies to his tweet on social media, as you’ll see below.

 

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