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21st February 2016 21:30

FA investigating claims Mansfield Town player urinated in front of disabled Plymouth Argyle fans
By Sports Journalist David Munday, Herald Sport, February 17, 2016

THE Football Association are investigating claims that Mansfield Town player Adi Yussuf urinated in front of fans at Home Park on Saturday.

The 23-year-old striker is alleged to have relieved himself between the disabled access stand and the Devonport End during the first half of his side’s League Two game against Plymouth Argyle.

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Fans in the disabled access stand claim to have seen the incident and issued a statement to Home Park stewards.

A fan, who wished to remain anonymous, got in contact with Herald Sport to tell us what they saw.

They said: “During the first half of the match Mansfield substitute Adi Yussuf was warming up on the touchline right in front of the disabled zone (where I sit with my friend).

“He said something to Plymouth Argyle substitutes Rooney and Purrington before walking over to the piece of disused land between the disabled zone and the Devonport End and took a wee.

“This was right in front of everyone in the Disabled section.

“Myself and the lady who works in the refreshments area witnessed it as well as some others and we reported it to the stewards.

“They later took a statement and reported it to the Referee.”

Referee Brendan Malone included the incident in his match report.

The Football League referees department confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that they had forwarded the allegations onto the Football Association who are now in the process of investigation.

In a statement, Mansfield Town said: “The club has been made aware of the said complaint by The Football Association and is internally investigating the matter.”

A Plymouth Argyle spokesperson said: "We were asked for our observations by the FA on an incident during our game against Mansfield that was included in the referee's report.

"We have complied with this request and await developments."




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