WOLVES football club has released a statement following a series of discriminatory tweets from a Twitter account belonging to a Worcestershire fan.

The statement says 'vile abuse' will not be tolerated and all accounts 'dehumanising players' will be blocked and reported.

This comes after self-confessed Wolverhampton Wanderers fan Nick Scott denied posting a racist tweet aimed at Marcus Rashford on Sunday night.

The offensive tweet, from Mr Scott's @scottywwfu account,read: "@MarcusRashford that MBE needs burning ya fake. Pack them bags and get to ya own country."

However Mr Scott claimed he was hacked.

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He said: "I am getting loads of grief over this. I was hacked. I would never write anything like that. As soon as I woke up I deleted the tweet.

"I don't know who did it or why, but these things happen all the time don't they? I love football. I am a family man. I know how the sport works. I would never tweet anything like that."

The statement from the Wolves official Twitter page on Monday read: "Thank you for alerting us to a racist tweet sent by a Wolves 'fan' last night.

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"It has been reported to our hate crime officer and police and we will wholly support and assist any investigation.

"Vile abuse like this will not be tolerated at Wolves.

"We want our social media platforms to be kind and respectful; free from hate, discrimination and abuse.

"We will block accounts that bring hate to our channels, or dehumanise and target our players, staff and supporters.

"Acts of hate crime will be reported to the police.

"We will continue to promote equality and we are committed to making our channels inclusive for everyone.

"If you see a comment on our official channels, that promotes hate towards race, colour, gender, nationality, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexuality, sex, age or class, please contact help@wolves.co.uk with the URL of the post in question."

There has been widespread condemnation after England players, including Marcus Rashford, were subjected to racist attacks on social media following the Euros 2020 final, which was won by Italy after a tense penalty shootout.