Tottenham condemn ‘disgusting’ racist abuse sent to Davinson Sanchez following draw at Newcastle with defender targeted by monkey emojis… and north London club demand social media companies take more action to prevent abuse
- Tottenham have decried ‘disgusting’ racist abuse received by Davinson Sanchez
- Sanchez posted a screenshot of several monkey emojis sent to him on Instagram
- Spurs have called for social media companies to take action to prevent abuse
- The abuse came Sanchez’s way following the 2-2 draw at Newcastle United
Tottenham have issue a statement condemning ‘disgusting’ racist abuse received by defender Davinson Sanchez following Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle.
Sanchez posted a screenshot to his Instagram story of comments from a user displaying several monkey emojis – the Colombian wrote ‘nothing changes’ with a sleepy-faced emoji on the post.
The 24-year-old lost possession in the build-up to Newcastle’s opening goal.
Tottenham have condemned ‘disgusting’ racial abuse received online by Davinson Sanchez
Sanchez, 24, posted a screenshot of several monkey emojis sent to him on Instagram
Spurs also demanded social media companies do more to stop the flow of racist abuse targeting footballers online.
In a statement on Twitter, Tottenham wrote: ‘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 (Sanchez) and all those continuing to suffer abuse online.’
The incident is one of several that have occurred recently. Earlier the same day West Brom’s Callum Robinson was targeted with racial abuse on Instagram following his two goals in the Baggies’ shock 5-2 win over Chelsea.
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. pic.twitter.com/jb31Z9zNZL
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 4, 2021
In an exclusive interview with Sportsmail, Thierry Henry explained his decision to deactivate his social media accounts because of the abuse he receives.
Manchester United recently launched a campaign asking fans to report abuse following attacks online received by Fred and Anthony Martial.
Also, Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has called for a mass boycott of social media to force companies to take action against abuse.