Hartlepool United, Dover Athletic players and life president Jeff Stelling hit out following racism controversy

Players from Hartlepool United and Dover Athletic took to Twitter to express their disgust with the events that unfolded at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, 21st September 2019, 8:20 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd September 2019, 10:34 am
Dover Athletic's players confront Hartlepool United supporters after their first goal during the Vanarama National League match between Hartlepool United and Dover Athletic at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Saturday 21st September 2019. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)

Dover won the game 2-0 but that wasn’t even a talking point at full time as Craig Hignett refused to reflect on the game itself.

The focus was purely on an allegedly racially charged incident in the aftermath of Dover’s opening goal, a controversial penalty scored emphatically by Inih Effiong.

Both sets of players were clearly distressed by the incident as play stopped for a prolonged amount of time and there were doubts over whether it would resume.

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Afterwards, several of those involved voiced their feelings on social media...