The incident happened late in the League Championship match after Holmes was substituted in the 74th minute. The game at Griffin Park in west London ended 3-3. Derby manager Frank Lampard says "Duane's upset with the situation. It's not what we want to see in life, not just in football."
In a separate case, Wigan reported a racist message sent to defender Nathan Byrne on Twitter to the police and said "we find this behavior abhorrent." Byrne posted a screenshot on his Twitter account of a message he received following Wigan's 2-2 draw with Bristol City at Ashton Gate.
Anti-racism group Kick It Out says it will be "liaising with the relevant authorities and offering support to clubs and players involved."
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