Academy players have new information on racist behavior from the U-23 coach Peter Beardsley. Beardsley agreed to take a “period of absence” about a month ago after the first allegations came to light, although he did deny any unfair and racist treatment towards his players. More specifically to Yasin Ben El-Mhanni.
The Chronicle reports that these new allegations are about words that would be regarded as racist or cruel. These new allegations have come to light where statements from the U-23 and U-18 team have been taken. Players and coaches have made statements that do paint a bad light on Beardsley, and if they are true, deservedly so. Racism has no place in football, or in any sport or situation for that matter.
The investigation is not supposed to conclude for a number of weeks so a statement from Beardsley or NUFC is unlikely. What we can hope for is an appropriate response from Newcastle will happen soon and that any ill treatment to our current and future U-23 and U-18 players will stop.
If you would like to see some of the comments that Beardsley had allegedly made, the Chronicle has some quoted in this article here.