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QPR Under 18s walk off pitch in protest at racist abuse of 17-year-old defender Trent Mahorn in friendly in Spain

  • Queens Park Rangers’ Under-18s defender Trent Mahorn was racially abused
  • Incident happened during a match on the team’s pre-season tour of Spain 
  • The players walked off in protest and the club are demanding answers 
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Queens Park Rangers’ Under 18s walked off the pitch in protest at racist abuse of their 17-year-old defender Trent Mahorn during a friendly in Spain.

The west London club have not commented publicly but are thought to support their players and want an explanation from their hosts over the incident.

QPR’s youth side played three matches on their Spanish tour against Sevilla, Cadiz and Nerviron earlier this month, but it is not yet clear in which game the incident happened.  

Queens Park Rangers' Under-18s walked off after racist abuse at 17-year-old Trent Mahorn

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Queens Park Rangers’ Under-18s walked off after racist abuse at 17-year-old Trent Mahorn

Defender Mahorn has been at QPR since 2014

Defender Mahorn has been at QPR since 2014

Defender Mahorn has been at QPR since 2014

Mahorn led his players off the field during the match, which forced the referee to abandon the game. 

The central defender has been at the club since 2014, signing from Arsenal. 

QPR Under-18s will face Barnsley in their first game of the season at the weekend.

There have been calls for harsher punishments when it comes to racial abuse for some time now.

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Several high profile cases have come to the forefront in the last year, including abuse directed towards players such as Raheem Sterling and Danny Rose when England played against Montenegro.

In addition, an Everton fan was charged by police after sending slurs to Mohamed Salah on Twitter. 

Watford captain Troy Deeney has also spoken out about racism, and how social media sites have not been doing enough to stop the behaviour online.   

This is just the latest incident to occur during pre-season. 

Arsenal defender Jordi Osei-Tutu, 20, is currently on loan at German second-tier side Vfl Bochum and walked off the pitch after being called a ‘Black C***’ by an opposition player during a friendly against St Gallen.

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