Football chiefs are investigating an official racism complaint about Liverpool star Craig Bellamy after he was called a ‘sheep-*****’ during a game.
Let's Kick Racism Out and the FA have launched inquiries.
The Wales and Liverpool striker was allegedly the victim of 'inhuman, degrading and vile' taunts by rival fans.
Bellamy was targeted by fans of Brighton when Liverpool played them in the Carling Cup last month. Liverpool won the tie 2-1, with Bellamy scoring the opening goal for the Premiership side.
The Football Association said it had been 'made aware' of the allegations by Let's Kick Racism Out and that it was now probing the claims.