Northumbria Police is investigating allegations that Newcastle United's Demba Ba was racially abused during the Wear-Tyne derby after a tip-off from Sky Tyne and Wear.
One of our regular site users alerted us to the apparent comment from a Sunderland fan during the match at the Stadium of Light.
It could allegedly be seen in footage broadcast on Sky Sports 1.
We passed details of the allegation on to Northumbria Police so they could investigate.
Chief Supt Steve Neill said: "We have received a report of racist language being used at the Sunderland versus Newcastle game.
"Northumbria Police will not tolerate racism in any form and enquiries into the report are being carried out."
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