Racist abuse towards Kelechi Iheanacho that was allowed to stay on Twitter for more than 12 hours will be included in a dossier the Professional Footballers’ Association are going to present to social media bosses this month.
Leicester striker Iheanacho was subjected to vile abuse following his late miss against his former club Manchester City, whose 1-0 win left them in pole position for the Premier League title.
Several racist messages were posted between 9.45pm and 10pm and they remained online on Tuesday night, with Twitter having not removed them. One branding the Nigeria international a ‘f***ing n*****’ had attracted more than 150 retweets and likes.
The PFA are aware and will be raising the comments when they sit down with social media companies at a scheduled meeting to discuss online racism.
The players’ union want to outline the severity of the issue, while they will also present a collection of…
Source: Complete Sports