Wycombe goalkeeper alleges he was target of homophobic abuse at Tranmere | Football


Wycombe moved to the top of League One with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Tranmere at Prenton Park but the game was marred by an alleged incident of homophobic abuse aimed at the visiting goalkeeper Ryan Allsop.

It is understood that Allsop reported the abuse to the referee during the interval after the he had kept goal at the Kop end in the first half. Speaking about the alleged incident, Gareth Ainsworth, Wycombe’s manager, said: “If that’s the case then for me there are some stupid idiots about. Whether it’s racist or homophobic, whatever it is, we have to stamp this out.

“I have got to credit Ryan Allsop for being brave enough to stand up and say I’m reporting this, and that’s what we are and I’ll stand by him.”

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored Wycombe’s first goal with a header in the 43rd minute before a penalty from Joe Jacobson on the stroke of half-time secured the win for Ainsworth’s side.

On the allegation of homophobic abuse, Tranmere’s manager, Micky Mellon, added: “What I do know is Tranmere is a club of great values. We know what’s right and what’s wrong. If people are proven to have done the wrong thing then they will be suitably punished as much as they can be.”


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