Dundee United manager Thomas Courts has refused to apologise to Ross County after allegations of racism directed towards United star Jeandro Fuchs, after County claimed to have been informed an investigation had failed to find any evidence to substantiate the claims.

Courts sparked controversy when he marched onto the pitch after the clash between the two sides a fortnight ago waving a ‘Show Racism The Red Card’ t-shirt.

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The Dundee United boss is refusing to apologise (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Following County’s claims the allegations had been investigated and lacked evidence, Courts contradicted the Staggies and insisted they had in fact been corroborated and said he felt “comfortable” with his defence of Fuchs in Dingwall.

When asked if he would consider apologising to the Staggies, Courts was adamant that he would not,

“No, absolutely not. The facts available to me, the allegations have been corroborated,” Courts insisted.

“The key thing for me is that we have made a strong stance as a football club in terms of protection of our player in that given incident.

“Also, moving forward, we have to constantly challenge discriminatory behaviour and we will continue to do that.

“So I feel really comfortable and content with my actions. It was a key moment on that day, with the allegations that were made.

“It is really important that we should not shirk the opportunity to stand behind players who are suffering any form of discrimination, to show that it won’t be tolerated and that we respect other clubs in the league.

“We respect all fans and we will stand against anyone who comes into stadiums to make any form of gestures that we see as discriminatory.

“Our players will always get full support and I will certainly be doing that in the future.”

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