Blackburn’s El Hadji Diouf has been interviewed by police over allegations made by a ball-boy about an altercation during the game against Everton at Goodison Park.

The Rovers striker has been accused of using racist language during the first half of Rovers’ 3-0 defeat.

The player was interviewed by officers before leaving the stadium.

The Senegalese international is believed to have complained the ball was not thrown back quickly enough.

Diouf then suffered abuse from home fans and again when he went to take two corners in the area of the original incident.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said:

diouf questioned by police We are looking into an allegation that a 28-year-old man used racist language at the Everton match.

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