The Football Association is to investigate claims of racist abuse directed at Middlesbrough striker Mido by Newcastle supporters in last weekend’s encounter at the Riverside stadium.
The Egyptian striker, who joined Boro in the summer transfer window, was verbally abused by the travelling Newcastle support during the 2-2 draw. Chants directed at Mido included “Mido, he’s got a bomb you know; Mido’s got a bomb.”
“We will contact the clubs and get their views of what happened,” an FA spokesman told BBC Sport.
“We will also look at the quotes from the player and take it from there.”
Mido, who scored Boro’s first equaliser, responded to the chanting: “Maybe some of them were drunk or something.”
“I heard it, it was very clear and I understood what they were saying.
“The chants made me want to score more goals. I was delighted to score and I wanted another.”
Boro boss Gareth Southgate added: “I find it strange that 3,000 people can insult someone in that way when nothing’s happened.”