NFL star Leonard Fournette threatens fans during match ‘who shouted racist abuse at him from stands’

NFL star Leonard Fournette told a fan "I will beat your a**" after allegedly being racially abused from the stands.

The Jacksonville Jaguars running back was subjected to chants while on the losing team as the Tennessee Titans beat them 30-9.

 Leonard Fournette confronted a group of fans in the stands after accusing them of racist chanting

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Leonard Fournette confronted a group of fans in the stands after accusing them of racist chanting
 Leonard Fournette has been backed by his manager after alleged racist heckling from supporters

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Leonard Fournette has been backed by his manager after alleged racist heckling from supporters

TMZ released footage of Fournette being held back by team-mates in a confrontation with members of the crowd.

Fournette, 23, was dropped by his team last month for reportedly missing the team's photo.

But this latest incident — involving an alleged racist slur from 'fans' — has led to support from head coach Doug Morrone.

It comes after a Chelsea fan was caught on camera yelling abuse at Premier League star Raheem Sterling, for which he is being investigated over alleged racist abuse.

Team-mate TJ Yeldon said: "Did I hear it? Yeah!

 Fournette got 36 yards in 14 carries in the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-9 defeat to the Tennessee Titans

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Fournette got 36 yards in 14 carries in the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-9 defeat to the Tennessee Titans
 Fournette pictured with his two children

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Fournette pictured with his two children

"All the running backs and people on the offensive side were hearing the exchange.

"They were heckling us all game, at him and all of us all game.

"All night. All night. All day they were calling us racial slurs, all game."

Second-season NFL star Fournette was also dropped last season for week nine after disciplinary issues.

Footage from the game also emerged of Fournette delivering his towel to a young fan in the stands during the game.

NFL star Leonard Fournette told a fan "I will beat your a**" after allegedly being racially abused from the stands.