April 6 – Tottenham Hotspur are the latest club to call on social media companies to do more to combat racist trolls after their Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez revealed abuse was directed at him following the club’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle at the weekend.
Sanchez, who had a difficult game at the back, revealed what happened on his Instagram site, displaying comments from an anonymous user who posted monkey emojis.
“Nothing changes” wrote Sanchez who made his 100th Premier League appearance for the club.
A subsequent tweet from Tottenham’s official account read: “We are disgusted by the racist messages received by Davinson Sanchez today and are calling on social media platforms to take action.”
Facebook, which owns Instagram, confirmed to Sky that the account in question had been removed for breaking the platform’s rules.
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