Danny Murphy has told talkSPORT he was ‘absolutely disgusted’ to hear that two Fulham fans allegedly attacked defender Cyrus Christie’s sister during the Cottagers’ 1-0 defeat at Barnsley.
Republic of Ireland international Christie purported his sister was hit by a supporter during Saturday’s Championship opener at Oakwell, before being racially abused by the same fan’s wife.
In a club statement, Fulham insisted they will ‘take the strongest possible action’ against the culprit.
And former Fulham captain Murphy branded it an ‘unforgivable act’.
“The Cyrus Christie situation is diabolical,” he told talkSPORT host Jim White on Monday.
“It’s horrendous and I’m absolutely disgusted with it.
“What I can’t get my head around – if it’s a Fulham fan it’s their own player, it’s their own player’s family for God’s sake.
“What the hell is going on?
“I was at Fulham for years and the majority of the fans were great people, good honest people, I met so many of them. I just don’t understand it, this is crazy and you can never forgive that.
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“Not only giving her physical abuse but racial abuse – how many hours and minutes have we spent on these shows trying to eradicate this?
“Let’s hope we can get the people involved reprimanded because it’s just another example of uneducated, unintelligent and ignorant people at football.”
On Monday, the Championship side appealed for information.
“The Club is investigating an extremely serious incident which occurred at Saturday’s match against Barnsley and we would encourage anyone who has information relating to it to contact us.
“If you witnessed or heard anything that you believe may assist us, regardless of it being before, during or after the game, please contact our supporter relations team on 0343 208 1222 or email@example.com.
“We are liaising with the relevant authorities to ensure that it is dealt with appropriately and as swiftly as possible.”
Mel Morris, meanwhile, told talkSPORT the former Derby player has the club’s support.
“We need to stamp these things out and do it pretty aggressively too.
“My heart goes out to him and his sister. He’s a great guy and any support you can give on that cause would be greatly appreciated, I’m sure.”