An outcome is likely by early next week in an investigation by the State’s football commission into alleged racial abuse at a regional Australian Rules game. Several players of African descent were subjected to abuse by a small group of spectators during a match they played in for Jurien Bay against Cervantes in the Central Midlands Coastal Football League at Jurien Bay on July 10. The WA Football Commission’s integrity unit is investigating the matter after the Mid West club complained to the local league. A spokesman for the commission said the investigation was nearing completion and potential penalties if the alleged perpetrators were found guilty could vary depending on whether they were associated with a club, or were spectators or bystanders. “There is no outcome as yet. Fingers crossed, (there will be an outcome) at the end of this week or start of next week,” he said. “We are in the final stages.” When contacted, one of the players affected in the incident said he had not heard anything from the league or commission. The alleged abuse had the hallmarks of insults hurled at Sydney Swans great Adam Goodes in 2013. Cervantes — featuring West Coast Eagles premiership player Mark LeCras in his first game in many years for the Tiger Sharks and his brother, former North Melbourne player, Brent — thrashed Jurien Bay 260-8 with the Jurien Bay players taunted throughout. Garnett Kachito said the spectators used highly offensive derogatory terms during the torrent of abuse at him and his teammates. “From start to finish, they attacked us,” he said. Kachito said he had faced racism before, but said this was the first time it had happened at football and it was “extreme”. He said they confronted the spectators after the game and said “come and say it to our faces”. Dominic Kennedy, who had previously been the victim of racial abuse playing for Subiaco in the WAFL, said he could hear the fans making offensive noises. “They kept chanting at me and swearing at me. I’m upset (but) I can’t do anything. Just got to leave it to the higher (up) people to sort out,” he said. A Jurien Bay club official said matters had threatened to boil over after the siren. “Every time the boys would run past, this group of spectators would make noises,” the official said.“After the game the boys were in that area when the siren went off. (We) saw them go across to the spectators and could see it was probably going to get a bit out of control. We’ve gone across to get the boys together and said, ‘Let’s go back to the change room and we’ll discuss it there’.” He said some of the players had represented WA. It is understood about three Cervantes spectators were involved and that a recording of the incidents has been sent to authorities. A decision has yet to be made over whether the matter will be taken to police. Mark LeCras said he was un-aware of the alleged racist taunting during the game. “I didn’t hear anything during the game but any level of racism in sport or society is totally unacceptable and anyone who behaves like that should be severely punished,” he said. Both clubs have been contacted for further comment.