Magpies seeking those responsible, as fans and other club members express their disgust.
The Collingwood Football Club are investigating claims two of their members racfially villified Carlton star Chris Yarran during their blockbuster clash at the MCG last weekend.
It is claimed one of them called Yarran a “petrol sniffer” while the other siad he was a “black ****” after he scored a goal.
Collingwood chief executive Gary Pert said the club were taking the claims very seriously, adding if they could positively identify the culprits their memberships would be torn up.
“We have been advised of the seat numbers of the two club members who allegedly racially vilified the Carlton player,” Pert said
“Several members of the crowd have claimed the language was highly offensive and we are now making contact with other members who may have been within earshot. I would encourage anyone who was at the game and witness to the alleged behaviour to contact the club.
“Our position on vilification is absolute. If the allegations are proven, memberships of the offenders will be cancelled indefinitely.”
Collingwood member Ray Stewart, who was sitting just metres from one of the men in question, contacted the MCG’s complaint line to issue a statement.
“I was disgusted that he wasn’t escorted out,” Stewart said.
“The security and police never asked anyone their opinion. It’s just so wrong.”