Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou was despatched racist abuse on social media after lacking a penalty towards Swansea on Saturday.
The 27-year-old’s spot kick hit the submit on the Liberty Stadium of their 1-Zero defeat with Connor Roberts scoring the one aim of the sport.
The loss additionally formally ended Bristol City’s probabilities of reaching the Championship play-offs.
After the sport, the striker posted a screenshot on his Twitter web page of one other consumer who despatched him a message consisting of three banana emojis.
Diedhiou accompanied the image with the phrase ‘Why??’.
City additionally tweeted: “We stand with Famara Diedhiou and anyone who has to endure racism in any form or kind. There isn’t a excuse or justification for this disgusting behaviour.”
The incident comes after two Premier League gamers in Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha and David McGoldrick of Sheffield United reported being racially abused on social media final weekend.
Former Charlton striker Lyle Taylor has opened up on the racism he’s acquired on social media, with the most recent abuse coming as not too long ago as two weeks in the past.
He informed talkSPORT: “About two weeks in the past I had the police spherical my home taking a press release due to racial abuse I had suffered on social media.
“I’ve been there and have lived precisely what they’re dwelling via and the method, actually, you wouldn’t imagine how a lot of a nightmare it truly is. But it surely needs to be achieved.
“On the finish of the day, these individuals – this can be a 12-year-old child – this can be a child who shouldn’t have realized hate. How have you ever realized hate at 12 years previous? I don’t know.
“However he has realized to hate somebody and realized to discriminate towards somebody merely due to the color of their pores and skin.
“However he’ll go to a stadium, watch his staff play and cheer black gamers on. That is precisely the issue, it’s ignorance and an absence of schooling. 12 years previous.”