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Falkirk midfielder Russell Latapy hopes that anyone who racially abused him during the 1-1 draw with Hibernian will learn from their errors.


Falkirk confirmed police were investigating an incident during the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at the Falkirk Stadium.

Reports claimed a Falkirk fan was among five people questioned by officers.

But former Trinidad and Tobago hero Latapy - a former Hibs player - was in a forgiving mood.

The 39-year-old said: "I heard about it after the game. It is unfortunate in this day and age that things like that can still happen but it's all part and parcel of the beautiful game.

"We have to take it in our stride and hopefully the people involved will learn from what they did.

"We have to try and make the situation better and try to cut out the whole racial situation in football.

"Having said that, we have to learn to forgive and hopefully we can all learn from it."

A club statement read: "An incident occurred today which is currently under investigation by Central Scotland Police.

"Falkirk Football Club along with other SPL football clubs have published a code of 'unacceptable behaviour'.

"The incident was dealt with in accordance with this code."

Central Scotland Police were today unavailable for comment.