ANGER has been expressed over "vile" racist graffiti which was sprayed at a football club.

The "despicable" graffiti was posted at the home of Billinge Juniors Football Club.

The vandalism has been met with shock and anger by residents in the community on social media and by the club.

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The football club condemned the graffiti and says it has taken action to erase it.

Yellow paint has been sprayed over the offending vandalism.

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A spokesperson for Billinge Juniors FC posted: "We have done what we can to erase this and would like to thank one of our coaches for acting quickly.

"As a club we are sickened by this despicable act.

"We take the FA Respect rules seriously (and) as a club support fully the Kick it Out campaign and will take this to the police should we be informed who committed this gross act."

Cllr Sue Murphy, representative for Billinge & Seneley Green ward, said he has reported the matter to the land owners and the police.

Cllr Murphy has asked anyone with information on who was responsible for the graffiti to contact the police.

She said: "It is absolutely despicable that this should have been posted in our area, it has been reported and the matter will be taken extremely seriously.

"If anybody knows the details of the individuals who have posted these racist comments can they get in touch with Merseyside Police and give the details directly to them, we need to ensure incidents such as this are stopped as Billinge has no place for racists."