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Marvin Sordell Facebook message investigated by police

Marvin Sordell
Image caption The striker claimed on Twitter that he and three teammates had been subjected to racist chants

Police are investigating a message posted on Bolton Wanderers player Marvin Sordell's Facebook page.

A mock-up photograph showed the England Under-21 striker with a gun pointed at his head and blood across his face and chest, along with an abusive message.

The page appeared earlier this month after Sordell claimed on Twitter that he and three teammates had been subjected to racist chants.

Scotland Yard said its officers were investigating.

A spokesman said: "No formal allegations have been made to us but officers have been investigating the claims made through the club media and social media.

"Investigations still continue."

The Football Association is investigating the claims of chanting made on 6 October, after Millwall beat Bolton 2-1.

Sordell, 21, said derogatory remarks were made to him and teammates Lee Chung-Yong, Darren Pratley and Benik Afobe at The New Den ground.

The two clubs are also investigating the striker's remarks.

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