Morecambe Football Club fully accepts the findings of the FA hearing into Yann Songo’s case today, which resulted in Yann receiving a six game ban of which he has already served two games.
The club would like to once again stress that it abhors abuse of any sort be it on the grounds of race, colour, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.
We are a community-based family club that has high expectations of its players and staff and Yann’s behaviour fell short of those expectations in this instance.
We will reinforce our commitment to making Morecambe Football Club a wholly inclusive environment and we will remind all football and non-football staff of their responsibility to promote and support such an environment through comprehensive diversity, equality and inclusion training.
Yann Songo’o has responded to the FA's findings and said: “I'd like to offer a sincere apology for any offence I've caused.
"I'm really disappointed in myself for using that term, because it does not reflect the type of person I am but it was under provocation.
"I'm totally against any form of discrimination and I know what I said was totally unacceptable, I can only apologise and ask for forgiveness to anyone I offended.''