Firmino was ‘not heard to have used racist language toward Holgate’

The incident is being investigated by the FA and both players, as well as match officials, will be interviewed this week. But according to the Sunday Mirror, referee Bobby Madley claimed in his match report that he did NOT hear Firmino, 26, use a racial slur. The Liverpool forward was incensed after Holgate, 21, pushed him over the advertising board and into the crowd and charged at the Toffees defender while shouting something.

TV images appeared to show Firmino calling Holgate a “filha du puto” – Portuguese for “son of a b****.” But a player got in the way of cameras, cutting off som of the rant and the Toffees defender was left raging

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