Southampton published a critical statement. social media One of their players was again the subject of racist messages after a match, as their platform didn’t do enough to stop the “nasty racist harassment” online.

A 0-0 draw inside Premier League Full-back against Manchester United Kyle Walker-Peters targeted by several accounts online, who She responded to her last post on Instagram with racist messages.

This event follows the same situation more than two years ago, when another Saints player was flooded with abusive messages after a match against the same opponents.

While the Saints made it clear that they were being repelled by the senders this time, they now blame the social media companies for allowing “such hatred to grow and grow”.

Here is the full statement:

“In February 2021 the club made a statement that one of our young players was subjected to disgusting racial abuse following a match against Manchester United.

“More than two years later, we find ourselves in exactly the same situation: We are disgusted and disappointed by the behavior of those who harass players online because of the color of their skin.

“Equally frustrating is the lack of meaningful action in these two years from social media platforms that have allowed this type of hate to grow and grow.

“As we have said before, Southampton Football Club struggles every day to remove such people from our sport and community to protect our players, staff, Southampton fans and football fans around the world who recognize and celebrate the diversity that makes us football special.

“We have forwarded relevant messages to Hampshire Police in accordance with our normal procedures when dealing with these cases. We have also reported these posts to the relevant social media platforms.

“We can hope they finally pay attention to what remains the biggest problem, and that we don’t find ourselves repeating those words two years from now.”

Brentford forward Ivan Toney he also posted racist abuse online earlier this monthThe bees ask, “How many times does this have to happen?” A 24-year-old man went to court after the same actor was harassed last year.

In February, Birmingham City released a statement saying it had been heard that a fan from the home division had racially abused club striker Troy Deeney and referred the incident to the authorities, saying they were “once again appalled and upset that one of our players was not safe”. discrimination on the football field.”