Derby County has condemned the racist abuse directed at Colin Kazim-Richards on social media after he scored an equaliser against Nottingham Forest on Friday.
The 34-year-old scored a goal that resulted in a tie in the last six minutes, cancelling out James Garner’s earlier goal in the East Midlands derby.
Kazim-Richards, who has played 37 international matches for Turkey, was targeted by Instagram users after the match ended.
Derby has subsequently reported the abuse to Instagram, Kick It Out and Derbyshire Police.
“The abuse received by Colin resulted in him having to have a conversation with his young children to explain why, in this day and age, racism and discrimination still exists. It should be clear, there is no place in sport or society for racism,” said the club in a released statement.
— Colin Kazim-Richards (@ColinKazim) February 27, 2021