English Premier League membership Brentford launched a observation condemning the “disgusting, racist abuse” its striker Ivan Toney says he gained on social media after he scored two objectives all over his facet’s 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday.
“I wasn’t even going to post this but I woke up angry…” Toney wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning, along screenshots of an Instagram direct message the use of abusive language.
In its observation, Brentford condemned “this discriminatory behaviour within the most powerful imaginable phrases.
“An assault on one among our gamers is an assault on all people. Ivan will obtain the whole backing from the Club and from the Brentford enthusiasts who we’ve got already observed condemning the abuse.
“We expect strong support from the police, legal authorities and from Instagram’s parent company, Meta, to ensure that the individual involved faces the full force of the law for this despicable hate crime.”
“Nobody should receive racist messages such as this,” the Metropolitan Police mentioned in a observation to CNN. “We have sent a message to the victim asking him to contact police.”
A Meta spokesperson mentioned in a observation to CNN that, “no person must need to revel in racist abuse, and sending messages like that is totally in opposition to our laws.
“DMs are personal areas, because of this we will be able to’t take motion except any individual experiences the message to us in-app – however we additionally wish to assist give protection to folks from having to look this abuse within the first position.
“That’s why we’ve developed our Hidden Words feature which filters offensive comments and DMs, and we’re working closely with football bodies to help players turn these tools on. No one thing will fix this overnight, but we’ll continue to work to help protect our community from abuse, and to respond quickly to valid legal requests to support police investigations.”
Before kick-off, Brentford and Brighton gamers took a knee to “show their unity against all forms of racism,” as all Premier League gamers are doing between October 8 and 16 to spotlight the league’s No Room For Racism marketing campaign.
The Premier League additionally launched its personal observation on Twitter, condemning “all forms of discrimination.”
“No one should have to face abuse of the kind received by Ivan Toney,” the observation learn. “It has no place in football or society. We are supporting Ivan and the club with investigations. Football is for everyone #NoRoomForRacism.”
“The #PL will continue to support players and work with clubs to tackle discriminatory behaviour,” the league added, in a threaded tweet.
In May, British police mentioned it used to be investigating the alleged racist abuse of Toney and his teammate Rico Henry’s households all over Brentford’s fit in opposition to Everton in Liverpool.
Toney and Henry tweeted the allegations in opposition to the unidentified supporters after the fit at Goodison Park.
“And for the man that racially abused my family Il [sic] do everything I can to get you the punishment you deserve,” Toney wrote on the time.