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Fulham striker Luis Boa Morte is demanding the English FA investigate his claim that he was racially abused by Everton’s Duncan Ferguson during the two teams 1-1 FA Cup draw on Sunday.

Boa Morte says Ferguson directed racist comments towards him after the pair clashed at the end of the game at Goodison Park.

“Things happened when the referee was giving a yellow card at the other end of the pitch,” Boa Morte told the London Evening Standard.

“Ferguson just came towards me and started offending me with racial abuse and said something I cannot put up with.

“He cannot call me a ‘black ****’ while he is playing football. He should at least respect the black players on his team.

“It is something I cannot allow someone to do. I want the Football Association to investigate.

“I am really angry about what happened. I have never had to suffer anything like this before in my whole career.

“I don’t have any history with Ferguson; this was totally out of the blue. We were just holding each other because we were going to fight for the ball, and it is normal when you are marking a player.

“He pushed and punched me. I am sure the linesman saw it; yet he did not say anything to the referee. But never mind that – the racism was worse.”

If both are selected, Boa Morte and the Scot will have to share a pitch again next Wednesday in the replay of the FA Cup fourth-round tie.

The FA is yet to receive an official complaint from the Portuguese winger.

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