Exeter Chiefs have issued an apology to former England international Ugo Monye after he accused a supporter of racist abuse at Sandy Park.  

Monye was at the Exeter game with Gloucester as part of the broadcasting team for TNT Sport when he experienced what he has described as “the most blatant racism I’ve seen from a supporter at a live game.” 

Monye posted on the social media platform X: "So fed up, not a single person said a word, challenged or even reported it.” 

Chiefs said they would be "launching a full investigation" and offered "sincerest apologies" to Monye, adding: "This behaviour will not be tolerated at our rugby club."  

Premiership Rugby added in a statement: "Racism has absolutely no place in our game or society.”

This sorry incident deeply marred what had been a superb game of rugby, as the Chiefs fought back to defeat Gloucester 25 – 24, with Henry Slade slotting the winning points with the final kick of the match.