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Crystal Palace Team Doctor Says A Toddler Racially Abused Him And His Kids Outside Palace's Stadium

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Zafar Iqbar, a doctor on staff at Premier League club Crystal Palace, was taking two of his kids to Palace’s home match against Bournemouth on Sunday when he says a three-year-old child, walking nearby alongside his father, shouted a racist slur at Iqbar and his children.

Iqbar’s relayed his account of events on Twitter:


Palace later released a statement saying they “utterly deplored the racist comments made to our club doctor,” and that “this disgraceful incident shows that the scourge of racism remains in our society.”

On a happier note, Iqbar was able to take his kids—who were attending their first ever home Crystal Palace match—out onto the pitch after the match:



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