Chelsea ‘disgusted’ after James subjected to racist abuse on social media

Chelsea ‘disgusted’ after James subjected to racist abuse on social media

The Blues defender is the latest player to targeted by trolls. Chelsea has thrown their weight behind calls for social media companies. To do more to stamp out racism on their platforms. After defender Reece James became the latest player to subjected to vile abuse.

The England full-back revealed he had targeted on Friday evening. Posting the message “No room for RACISM!!” in response.

His club was quick to condemn the attack, which followed similar abuse directed at West Brom’s Romaine Sawyers. And Manchester United duo Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial this week.

A statement issued via Chelsea’s official Twitter account said. “Everyone at Chelsea FC disgusted. With the racist abuse, Reece James received on social media on Friday evening.

And then “This club finds racism and all forms of discriminatory behaviour completely unacceptable. We totally condemn it.

And then “In sport, as in wider society, we must create a social media environment where hateful. And discriminatory actions are as unacceptable online as they would on the street.

Also “We add our voice to those urging social media platforms and regulatory authorities to take stronger. More effective and more urgent action against this despicable behaviour.

And “Something needs to change and it needs to change now.”

Speaking about the earlier incidents on Friday, Premier League chief executive Richard Masters called for action to stamp out online hate.

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He said: “I am appalled to see the racial abuse received by players this week.

And then“Racist behaviour of any form is unacceptable and nobody should have to deal with it.

Also “Tackling online hate is a priority for football. And I believe social media companies need to do more.”

Relating to the abuse of Sawyers, West Midlands Police said a 49-year-old man from Kingswinford. Near Birmingham, questioned in custody on Friday evening.

The force’s football hate crime officer is also investigating reports of another racist comment towards the player.

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