Davinson Sanchez’s racist abuse on social media leaves Tottenham “disgusted”
Davinson Sanchez is the latest high-profile footballer to suffer racist abuse on social media.
Tottenham’s centre-half shared messages of monkey emojis sent directly to him on Instagram, captioning his story with “nothing changes”, after Sunday’s draw at Newcastle.
The Premier League clash saw Spurs drop two points as Joe Willock grabbed a late equaliser for Steve Bruce’s strugglers at St James’ Park.
Following Spurs’ setback in their quest for Champions League qualification, Sanchez was targeted online.
Tottenham hit out at the vile messages and posted their response on Twitter.
The club tweeted: “We are disgusted by the racist messages received by Davinson Sanchez today and are calling on social media platforms to take action.
“We stand with you, @daosanchez26, and all those continuing to suffer abuse online.”
The 24-year-old Colombia international is just the latest player to suffer from abuse on social media.
Manchester United trio Anthony Martial, Axel Tuanzebe and Marcus Rashford, Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and Chelsea’s Reece James have all been targeted during this season, despite the game’s efforts to fight racism.
On Saturday, West Brom’s Callum Robinson also suffered abuse after his goal in West Brom’s stunning 5-2 win at Chelsea.
Social media companies’ failure to properly deal with the abuse has left footballing bodies frustrated.
New punishments have not done enough to combat the continued racism experienced online.
Facebook, who own Instagram, announced new penalties last month, but came under criticism for not going far enough.
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