Leeds star Alioski reported over racist incident after these fans slam ‘monkey’ gesture towards Burnley ace Dwight McNeil

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According to the Mirror, Burnley have reported Leeds ace Ezgjan Alioski to the FA after a gesture the North Macedonian made towards Dwight McNeil in the Peacocks’ 4-0 victory.

The incident occurred in the 70th minute of the tie, footage shows that McNeil leaned over and appear to say something towards the Leeds man after he went down following a challenge.

The combative Alioski took offence to whatever McNeil did and lashed back by sticking his tongue out towards McNeil as he was being lifted up, before cupping his hands over his ears.

Some fans initially thought that this just Alioski being Alioski, with this reaction coming from the same man that teases opponents like this.

Marcelo Bielsa famously discussed the ‘resources’ the 29-year-old uses to get inside the head of his opponents, but yesterday’s actions have seen the ace accused of something much more sinister.

McNeil is mixed race and some fans have accused Alioski of making a ‘monkey’ gesture towards the winger, in a reaction that actually led to the match being halted.

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Here is what some football fans and viewers made of the incident:

The Times report that the Burnley and Leeds benches burst into argument after the incident, with referee Graham Scott forced to intervene after being alerted by the fourth official.

Scott had words with Sean Dyche and Marcelo Bielsa, as well as captains Ben Mee and Luke Ayling before the play was allowed to resume.

Dyche confirmed that a complaint had been made on behalf of one of his players after the match, but refused to dive into details at the time.

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  1. I think most of us pulled that facial expression when we were kids & it had no racial bearing – it was a childish reaction to what McNeill said to him when he stood over him – the question i’m asking is did McNeill spit at him because something comes from his mouth & misses top of Aloiski’s head – BTW did you all see that to give fair analysis of incident????.

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