Footballer In Race Storm After 'Blacking Up' For Christmas Party

A Scottish footballer is facing an investigation from his club after he 'blacked up' for a fancy dress party.

The photograph of Dundee United Player Jamie Robson is currently doing the rounds on social media and shows him wearing a rainbow umbrella hat, a whit t-shirt, hi-vis vest, and black leggings.

However, as well as the costume it also shows the young left back's face covered in what appears to be black make-up.

The 20-year-old is also holding two signs, with one saying 'Buy 1 Get 5 free' with beaded bracelets stuck on, while the other reads 'Cheap as chips' with several pairs of sunglasses hanging off it.

The photo seems to be from an Instagram account with Robson tagged in the post.

A caption on the picture says: "I hate u @jamierobson17", with a crying, laughing face emojis.

Club manager Robbie Neilson has now come out and said he's spoken with the player and will 'deal with it'.

The young left back has been spoken to by his club after the controversial photo was shared on social media. Credit: Instagram
The young left back has been spoken to by his club after the controversial photo was shared on social media. Credit: Instagram

He said: "I spoke to him briefly. The standards at this football club have to kept at the highest level.

"We will chat again later with him and the club will deal with it in-house.

"We are a big football club and we get a lot of exposure. The players, staff and everyone associated with it needs to realise that.

"When you are out and about and doing different things you are representing the club and the fans.

"So we will deal with it over the next few days."

Robson was in trouble last year after a video of him drinking from a pint pot while driving, was shared online. Credit: PA
Robson was in trouble last year after a video of him drinking from a pint pot while driving, was shared online. Credit: PA

This isn't the first time Robson has been in hot water with the club. Last year he was reprimanded after a Snapchat video of him driving while holding a pint pot was shared. However, he escaped punishment after the club said they believed the drink was not alcoholic.

It is also not the first time this year the issue of 'blacking up' has been in the news.

A video emerged over Halloween of a man travelling on the London Underground wearing a black painted face.

When the guy was quizzed about his choice of 'costume' by another passenger, he defended himself and answered 'why not?'

The man, who wore a black curly wig and suit along with the fact paint, defended himself by shrugging and denying that there was a problem.

A woman told him: "It's a bit racist that you put black make up on."

According to the Metro, people believed the man was attempting to dress up as Samuel L Jackson's character Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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