OLDHAM Athletic have said the club is working with Greater Manchester Police having reported racist comments made towards a club director.

The incident is said to have happened at Ashton United last Saturday, where Latics played their first pre-season friendly against their Northern Premier League neighbours, where almost 900 fans were in attendance.

A club statement issued yesterday read: “It is with great sadness that Oldham Athletic has to report that racist comments were made at Ashton United last weekend towards one of the club's directors.

“We all understand that football is a game built on opinion and emotion but as recent events in the sport show, clubs will continue to take a zero tolerance approach to discriminatory behaviour to help enact positive change to make the game for everyone.

“As a result, the club are working closely with Greater Manchester Police who have offered their support and guidance to help identify those involved and will take the strongest possible action in conjunction with other relevant authorities to ensure this type of behaviour is eradicated from society.”