Date: 10th January 2012 at 3:02pm
Written by:

Oldham Athletic have praised Premier league club Liverpool over the way they have conducted themselves during the investigation into alleged racial abuse aimed at Tom Adeyemi.

The 20-year-old defender was left visibly shaken after appearing to be the target of abuse from one fan in the crowd.

Since then a 20 year old from Aintree has been arrested and then released on bail, Liverpool themselves have given a full apology to the player.

Latics have praised Liverpool for their professional approach to the situation.

A statement from the club read: ‘The chairman and directors of Oldham Athletic Football Club would like to thank Liverpool Football Club and officers of the Merseyside Police for their concerns and painstaking efforts in investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident involving Tom Adeyemi.

‘Excellent communication has been maintained and the club and player have been notified of every detail during the progress of the investigation. The professional standards applied throughout have been praiseworthy.

‘The club would also like to thank the numerous fans from Liverpool and Oldham, and also those from around the country, who have sent letters of support to Tom.

‘This type of incident is contained within a minority and should not deflect from a superb match that was enjoyed by both sets of club officials and fans. We wish Liverpool every success in the next round of the cup.’