Brentford striker Ivan Toney revealed a racist message that was despatched to him after he scored twice within the Premier League membership’s 2-0 win over Brighton.
Toney, who’s Black, shared screenshots Saturday of an Instagram direct message containing racist language.
“I wasn’t even going to publish this however I wakened offended,” Toney wrote on his Twitter account.
I wasn’t even going to publish this however I wakened offended… <a href=”https://t.co/2MhjRO05rr”>pic.twitter.com/2MhjRO05rr</a>
Brentford condemned the “disgusting, racist abuse” and known as on legislation enforcement and Instagram’s dad or mum firm to behave swiftly.
“An assault on certainly one of our gamers is an assault on all of us,” the membership mentioned. “Ivan will obtain the total backing from the membership and from the Brentford followers who we have now already seen condemning the abuse.
The Premier League additionally condemned the abuse and mentioned it was “supporting Ivan and the membership with investigations.”
In May, Toney and teammate Rico Henry mentioned members of their households have been racially abused when Brentford received at Everton.
The 26-year-old Toney is hoping to earn a spot on England’s staff for the World Cup. His objectives in Friday’s recreation deliver his league tally to eight, stage with Harry Kane. Only Erling Haaland has scored extra.