Thames Valley Police issued the following statement on Monday 18th February:
"Thames Valley Police has concluded its investigation into a third party report of an alleged racist offence by a spectator at the MK Dons vs Barnsley football match on Saturday (16/2), at stadiummk in Milton Keynes.
On Saturday, police officers interviewed both the spectator reported to have made the offensive gesture, and the alleged victim, a player with the Barnsley team. Further witnesses were interviewed today (18/2).
Following these enquiries, officers have found no evidence that this was a racist incident.
Thames Valley Police is taking no further action in this case and any action with regard to the spectator will be at the discretion of the football club."
In response MK Dons FC have today (Tuesday) issued the statement below:
"Following the completion of Thames Valley Police’s investigation, Milton Keynes Dons FC will now conduct its own inquiry into an alleged incident involving a spectator and the Barnsley team bench which took place atstadiummkduring the FA Cup match on Saturday.
Milton Keynes Dons Football Club encourages supporters to express their passion and support for their team at stadiummk in a secure and enjoyable environment. The Club is therefore committed to preventing people from behaving in a manner likely to jeopardise the safety or enjoyment of others, or to bring discredit on the Club or the community of Milton Keynes.
and seeks to eliminate unacceptable or anti-social behaviour."mkstadiumThe Club will not tolerate abuse, of any nature, inside or outside of