Brentford condemns ‘barrage’ of racist abuse of Toney after he scores against Arsenal

February 13 – English Premier League club Brentford say they are “disgusted and saddened” by “abusive, racist messages” sent to striker Ivan Toney following Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Arsenal.

The club condemned the “barrage” of abuse sent to Toney on social media after he scored a controversial equaliser.

“How many times does this need to happen?” a Brentford statement read.

“We are disgusted and saddened that Ivan has had to deal with this yet again. We will not tolerate it and we will do everything we can to pursue the individuals involved.”

Arsenal said they were working with Brentford to identify those involved.

The Premier League said it “condemns all forms of discrimination.”

“No one should have to face abuse of the kind received by Ivan Toney,” it said. “It has no place in football or society. We are supporting Ivan and the club with investigations.”

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