Kilmarnock probe 'racist letter' sent to manager Alex Dyer

Kilmarnock chiefs have launched an investigation and informed police after a letter containing racist abuse was sent to manager Alex Dyer.

Alex Dyer pictured during Kilmarnock's recent match against Dundee United
Alex Dyer pictured during Kilmarnock's recent match against Dundee United

A statement issued by the club read: “Kilmarnock FC utterly condemns a letter which was delivered to the club this morning containing racist abuse directed at our manager, Alex Dyer.

“We are working with police to identify any individuals involved in this disgusting act and we will pursue the strongest possible action we can against them.

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“Racism in any form is completely unacceptable and must be called out whenever and wherever it is found.

"As a club, we have shown our support to rid the game and society of racial discrimination by taking the knee before each fixture this season and will continue to do so.

The 55-year-old is currently the only black manager in the SPFL and has spoken at length about race issues in football.

In October he told the BBC: “I just want to do my job and for people to recognise I'm doing my job.

"I like to think people look at me, black or white, and think, 'he can do that job, why can't I?'

“We talk about Black History Month and what's happened in the past and is still happening. We still have to do the right things to make it better for the young ones coming up.

"[Taking a knee] is about the man or woman in the street still getting abused or not getting a job when they are meant to get the job.

"It's for people who go through life and get knocked down for the colour of their skin. That is not right."

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