Middlesbrough have condemned “vile and unacceptable” racist abuse aimed at winger Yannick Bolasie and reported the case to the relevant authorities.
A statement from the club said: “The racist abuse directed at Yannick Bolasie on social media is heinous and unacceptable and underlines why more needs to be done to identify and bring offenders to justice.”
Bolasie, 31, who is on loan from Premier League club Everton, revealed he had been called “n ****” in a post on Twitter Wednesday.
The club said that this has become a “great concern” and would not allow such behaviour to continue.
Bournemouth striker Arnaut Danjuma has also been subjected to racist abuse on social media after he hit back at criticism of the taking a knee gesture in an interview.
Something seriously wrong with people…Keyboard warriors 🐀 Still yet to meet a person who had this energy when they saw me pic.twitter.com/HJJuXnlYMq
— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) March 10, 2021
The person in question has already deleted their account.
This has to stop.
— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) March 11, 2021