By Ieuan Ivett For Mailonline
Published: 14:29 BST, 25 September 2020 | Updated: 14:29 BST, 25 September 2020
Adebayo Akinfenwa has responded to the FA's final ruling from his complaint after he was called a 'fat water buffalo' by a member of the Fleetwood Town staff.
The Wycombe striker was incensed after being 'repeatedly' called a fat water buffalo at last season's League One play-off semi-final between the two sides, saying he felt 'dehumanised' by what he felt was a racist term.
The FA decided that the term was not a racial slur and therefore the Fleetwood staff member was cleared, leaving Akinfenwa disappointed and the PFA furious.
Adebayo Akinfenwa has responded to the FA's final ruling from his complaint of a racial slur
The Wycombe striker was called a fat water buffalo by Fleetwood Town staff member
In a video response the FA's ruling, Akinfenwa said: 'Anyone who follows me on social media knows I use my social media for light-hearted stuff, banter or positive vibes. But I feel this incident, this issue needed more of a personal touch.
'I just received the outcome from the FA on my complaint. Am I disappointed? Yes. Am I surprised? No.
'Before I get started, listen I already know that talking anything race is an uncomfortable conversation. I have said it numerous times we need to have these uncomfortable conversations. I know racial terminology is a trigger but some people but let me say this. I am disappointed with the FA's final findings are.
'See, they basically confirmed that a comment was said, but said that it could be deemed racist or not racist so they aired of the caution of it not being racist. I was told about this comment 24 hours after