Croft cleared of race allegation
South Yorkshire Police have completed and concluded their investigation into allegations that a Sheffield United ball-boy was abused by the Oldham Athletic player Lee Croft towards the end of the match between the clubs at Bramall Lane on Saturday, 13 October, 2012.The apology has been accepted by the ball-boy and with that acceptance, there is to be no further police action. Both Sheffield United and Oldham Athletic Football Clubs have been fully supportive and co-operative throughout the investigation.
The investigation has revealed there to be no substance to suggestions of racial abuse. Lee Croft has however, accepted he spoke inappropriately to the ball-boy and he has apologised for his behaviour and any upset that was caused as a result.