Yeovil Town have launched an investigation after match highlights including “discriminatory chanting” from the weekend’s defeat to York City was published.

The highlights from the game at Huish Park published on the YouTube channels of both clubs including monkey noises coming from the stands as visiting striker Lennell John-Lewis prepared to take a penalty after 70 minutes of the match.

In a statement issued on Monday night, the club said: “Yeovil Town can confirm we are aware of audio which contains discriminatory chanting from Saturday’s game against York.

An internal investigation will take place into the matter and we will work with all the relevant authorities.

Yeovil Town continues to stand against all forms of discrimination. We will make no further comment at this time.

The noises are clearly audible after around four minutes of the highlights footage when John-Lewis, who scored York’s winner in the 1-0 win, stepped up to the spot. His effort was saved by Yeovil goalkeeper Grant Smith.

York City also released the following on their Twitter account:


Here at Gloverscast we are sure we speak for all decent supporters when we say there is no place for this behaviour in our club and hope the perpetrators are identified and given lifetime bans from Huish Park.

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