Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker acquired racist abuse on social media shortly after Manchester Metropolis’s 1-0 defeat by Chelsea within the Champions League closing.
Various monkey emojis have been posted on each gamers’ Instagram profiles following the ultimate whistle on the Estadio do Dragao on Saturday night.
Sky Sports activities Information has contacted Fb, which owns Instagram, for a response to the abuse.
Sterling has been subjected to on-line abuse on a number of events, together with earlier in Could following Metropolis’s Champions League semi-final win over Paris Saint-Germain.
That incident got here simply two days after the sporting neighborhood engaged in a weekend-long social media boycott the place broadcasters, golf equipment, groups and gamers got here off their platforms in protest over rising ranges of discrimination.
The abuse of Sterling and Walker comes after their England team-mate Marcus Rashford stated he had acquired “not less than 70 racial slurs” on his Twitter account following Manchester United’s loss within the Europa League closing in opposition to Villarreal.
A few of Rashford’s clubmates together with David de Gea have been additionally focused with on-line hate and Better Manchester Police are investigating the insults which have been directed at members of United’s squad after Wednesday’s match.
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