Richmond player Bachar Houli is alleged to have been called a “terrorist” by a fan at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
Port Adelaide is investigating a complaint that a fan racially abused Richmond defender Bachar Houli during Sunday’s elimination final at the Adelaide Oval.
Channel Seven have reported the alleged abuse came from a fan on the scoreboard hill part of the ground.
Houli, the first devout Muslim to play in the AFL, was allegedly called a terrorist.
“Port Adelaide are aware of a complaint from a spectator … alleging Richmond player Bachar Houli was racially vilified by a fellow spectator,” the club said in a statement.
“The club is still seeking more details, but understands the police were informed about the matter at the time.”
It is unclear whether Houli heard the abuse, and Port have called for anyone with more information to contact the club.
“The club will not tolerate vilification or unruly behaviour of any form and reserves the right to revoke memberships or casual game day tickets should any offence be committed and should a situation warranting a ban arise,” the club said.