Former Carlisle United star Derek Asamoah has slammed the racists who abused his team-mates.

The 42-year-old now plays for New Salamis in the Isthmian League North Division.

And incidents during Easter Monday's 4-0 win over Basildon United have been condemned by the players and clubs involved.

A lifetime ban from Basildon's ground has been given to a person who was identified as responsible for the abuse.

Asamoah joined in the public condemnation of the perpetrator, writing on social media platform X: "It's disgusting that in 2024, some away fans think it's okay to racially abuse my team.

"I'm glad the culprit has been found and banned for life.

"They should also be publicly named and shamed for what they did #notoracism"

New Salamis, who are based in north London, issued a statement after the incidents.

"Unfortunately today our players were the victims of racist abuse," the club said.

"We are proud to be a diverse club and we will not stand for any kind of discrimination.

"Our support for our players will be as strong as our conviction in seeking punishment for the racist in question."

Asamoah's team-mate Siao Blackwood was among those to say he had been the victim of racist abuse at the game by opposing fans.

He said he was "hurt" and brought to tears by what happened.

New Salamis joint manager Finlay Johnson has branded the person responsible as a "gutless coward and a racist". He also urged Basildon to investigate the actions of "further individuals".

He also praised the match officials on the day and acknowledged that Basildon had "acted quickly" in banning an individual and supplying his name.

Basildon United later said: "The individual in question has been identified and has immediately been given a lifetime ban from The Hive.

"We stand with the player who suffered the abuse and New Salamis and will cooperate fully with The FA in any investigation."

Asamoah rejoined New Salamis for a second spell this season having previously played for Brightlingsea Regent.

He scored in the 4-0 win over Basildon. The Ghana international was a favourite at Brunton Park between 2014 and 2017, making 90 appearances and scoring 14 goals - including, famously, the equaliser against Liverpool at Anfield in the League Cup in September 2015.