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Prem star ‘called apartment block concierge the N-word twice during drunken rant’ sparkling police probe

A PREMIER League star is being investigated by police over claims he racially abused a staff member at a luxury apartment block.

His alleged victim said the footballer hurled the N-word at him twice after turning up “agitated” and smelling of alcohol in the early hours.

A Premier League star is being investigated by police over claims he racially abused a staff member at a luxury apartment block (stock picture)

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A Premier League star is being investigated by police over claims he racially abused a staff member at a luxury apartment block (stock picture)Credit: Getty
His alleged victim, the concierge, said the footballer hurled the N-word at him twice

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His alleged victim, the concierge, said the footballer hurled the N-word at him twice

The 50-year-old man claimed it happened when he was working as a concierge on December 10, after the player angrily demanded a key.

He has reported his allegations to the Metropolitan Police and the player’s club, which have both confirmed a complaint has been made.

The man was standing in as a temporary worker on reception, and said of the player: “He smelt like alcohol and was very agitated.

“I wanted to help him.

“I wanted to get him in.

“But as soon as he saw me he demanded, ‘My key?’

“I asked him, ‘Please, Sir, can you write down your name, email, address and phone number, so I can try to help.’

“I explained I was a temp worker and I would do my best to help.

“But my colleague, who was the supervisor, was on security patrol.

“It was late. I could not get on the computer system.

“The password I was given didn’t work.

“Then he started losing his temper, telling me to give him the ‘f***ing key’.

“Then he called me a ‘c***’.

“I told him, ‘Wait a few minutes and my colleague will be back. He has access to the keys.’

“Then he was swearing more at me and said, ‘Give me the key, you f***ing n*****.’

“I draw the line at that.

“I was appalled and disgusted.

“I said to him, ‘I will not tolerate that.

“Do not use that word towards me.’

“He was shouting at me, ‘Do you know who I f***ing am? You will never work here again.’

“He said the N-word again.”

The concierge, who was born in England to Senegalese-Gambian parents, said he did not know who the player was at the time.

He added: “I don’t follow football.

“The development is a place with lots of very rich people.

“It is my job to make sure the place is safe.

“After he had gone, my colleague told me he is a famous footballer.

“I was shocked.

“I felt sick to the pit of my stomach.”

The Met said: “On December 13, a 50-year-old man contacted police to report he had been racially abused by another man as he worked as a concierge.

“There have been no arrests.

“Enquiries continue.”

The player’s club said: “It would be inappropriate to comment until the matter has been investigated fully by police.

The player is said to deny the allegations.

The Premier League and the clubs that play in it say they are committed to tackling all forms of discrimination, on and off the pitch.

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