Bolton's Sordell yet to make formal complaint to police over Millwall race claim
21:55 GMT, 8 October 2012
Police are still waiting for Marvin Sordell to make a formal complaint after the striker claimed Bolton players were racially abused by Millwall fans on Saturday.
The forward claimed on Twitter that he was taunted by fans at the London club's ground as he warmed up as a substitute.
He also alleged that three other Bolton players were abused during the npower Championship fixture.
Claim: Marvin Sordell says some Bolton players received racist abuse at Millwall
Scotland Yard have said no official complaint had been made, but that any allegations would be investigated.
A spokesman said: 'There has been no complaint made to us, but if any allegation of racist behaviour or chanting is made it will be investigated thoroughly.'
Sordell, who also plays for England Under 21s, said on the social networking site: 'It's 2012 in England and people are still shouting racial abuse at a football game! #shocking.'
In another entry, he claimed Lee Chung-yong, Darren Pratley and Benik Afobe also suffered abuse.
He said: 'Chungy, Pratts, Benik and I had all sorts of things said to us. The police were standing yards away and did nothing.'
Both Millwall and Bolton are investigating the claims.
statement said: 'The two clubs remain determined to do everything in
their power to ensure that racist behaviour will not be tolerated.
Him too: Sordell also said team-mate Benik Afobe had been targeted too
'We will be speaking to the police and
the match officials on this matter but no further comment will be made
until this process has been completed and the investigations have been
Bolton said it was working with
Millwall in the inquiry, and added: 'Both clubs remain determined that
racist behaviour or language will not be tolerated.'
Millwall defender Danny Shittu says
he did not hear any racial abuse towards Bolton's players during
Saturday's match at The Den.
Shittu told Sky Sports News on
Monday: 'On the day we didn't really hear anything. I think there was so
much going on that day, but me personally I didn't really hear
'It's something that I didn't really find out about until I got home and saw it on the news.
'It something that is very, very sad to see. I know that Millwall have been doing a lot to combat these kind of things.
'And not just Millwall, I know a lot of clubs work on that. We're very disappointed to hear something like that going on.'
Sordell also said Lee Chung-Yong (left) was subjected to abuse at The Den
Shittu, currently in his second spell with Millwall, has also played against the Lions at The Den.
And the 32-year-old insists he has never been on the receiving end of racist taunts as an opposition player.
'When I did play against them, anybody will tell you that anybody who comes back to Millwall, it's a hard ground to play at,' added Shittu.
'The fans really do get on your back, but personally I didn't really experience any racism from them.
'It is a hard place to come and play and you do get a lot of abuse, like you do at any club you go to.
'I didn't personally get any racist taunts or anything like that.'