X

Thursday 21
March

Huddersfield Town

Terriers report Billing abuse fan

13th March 2019, 14:01 by Craig Smithson

The racial abuse of midfielder Philip Billing on Twitter has been condemned by Huddersfield, who reported the incident to the police.

The 22-year-old received online racial abuse on Tuesday night from someone purporting to be one of the club's own supporters.

Huddersfield said in a statement:"We're aware of the racist message sent to Philip Billing over social media on Tuesday evening and have subsequently referred the case to West Yorkshire Police.

"Huddersfield Town does not tolerate abuse of any kind and has a zero-tolerance stance towards any form of discrimination.

"We will give our full cooperation to the police to deal with this matter in the strongest possible way."

Denmark Under-21 international Billing retweeted the message urging him to leave the Premier League club.

Billing, a regular starter for Huddersfield this season, simply retweeted the taunt with a thumbs down emoji.

The midfielder has produced several outstanding displays for the Terriers this season.

His form has led to speculation of a summer move to another Premier League rival, but he was withdrawn at half-time in last Saturday's home defeat to Bournemouth.

Town boss Jan Siewert said after the match that he was not sure whether Billing was carrying an injury or not.

Huddersfield slumped to a 15th defeat in 17 league games and are 16 points from safety with eight matches remaining.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

More Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town

Terriers midfielder seeking summer exit

21st March 2019, 14:34

Huddersfield midfielder Philip Billing has told the press in his native Denmark he is is looking for a move away this summer.

Huddersfield Town

Van La Parra absence explained

20th March 2019, 18:32

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis says on-loan Rajiv van La Parra’s absence from the first team is down to tactical reasons.

Huddersfield Town

Lossl happy with 'huge' club interest

20th March 2019, 11:37

Jonas Lossl claims the clubs being linked with a swoop for him when his Huddersfield contract expires has left him feeling "honoured".

Huddersfield Town

Terriers winger could depart

19th March 2019, 19:04

Huddersfield have the option to keep hold of Rajiv van La Parra this summer but his future remains unclear after a tough spell.

Huddersfield Town

Bacuna hoping to build on West Ham clash

19th March 2019, 16:12

Huddersfield's Juninho Bacuna is confident he can continue his recent form after a goal against West Ham last time out.

Huddersfield Town

Siewert urges Huddersfield to "represent" in remaining fixtures

18th March 2019, 13:40

Jan Siewert has called on his players to "represent" Huddersfield in their remaining games after Saturday's loss at West Ham.

Recent Sport Headlines

Ajax

Ajax star plays down exit talk

21st March 2019, 17:18

Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico has welcomed reported interest from Europe's big guns but remains fully focused on his current club.

Chelsea

Chelsea eye up Ake return

21st March 2019, 17:16

Reports in the Netherlands are suggesting that Chelsea are looking into the possibility of re-signing Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux handed Henriksen boost

21st March 2019, 17:10

Hull midfielder Markus Henriksen has indicated he is keen to join Bordeaux in the summer after the French club's failed January bid.

Liverpool

Reds tipped for Hudson-Odoi swoop

21st March 2019, 17:09

Liverpool have reportedly reignited their interest in a potential summer move for Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Basketball

Sixers star Embiid happy to silence Boston

21st March 2019, 17:06

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid says he showed he is the NBA's "best defensive player" during the win over Boston Celtics.

Bournemouth

I've earned England place - Wilson

21st March 2019, 16:48

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson says he more than deserves his place in the current England squad.

West Ham United

Hammers ace tipped for Real switch

21st March 2019, 16:48

West Ham's Felipe Anderson has been linked with a shock summer switch to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Watford

Sema delighted with Watford impact

21st March 2019, 16:38

Watford's Ken Sema is pleased with his progress at the club after returning to the Sweden set-up.