Tottenham urge social media platforms to ‘take action’ as Davinson Sanchez becomes latest player subjected to vile racist abuse online April 5, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer
Tottenham have called on social media authorities to ‘take action’ after Davinson Sanchez revealed vile racist abuse was directed at him following Spurs’ 2-2 draw with Newcastle on Sunday.
The Colombia international had a difficult afternoon at St James’ Park as the Magpies struck late to deny Spurs a victory late on.
And the 24-year-old posted a picture on his Instagram after the match showing a series of monkey emojis that he had been sent, and wrote “Nothing changes” alongside a sleeping emoji.
Tottenham later condemned the abuse aimed at Sanchez in a statement, writing: “We are disgusted by the racist messages received by Davinson Sanchez today and are calling on social media platforms to take action.
“We stand with you, @daosanchez26, and all those continuing to suffer abuse online.”
In Spain, meanwhile, Valencia’s players left the pitch in protest during their LaLiga match at Cadiz after a racist comment was allegedly made to defender Mouctar Diakhaby.
Diakhaby reacted furiously following a clash with Cadiz defender Cala during the first half of the match at the Estadio Ramon de Carranza.
After remonstrating with the referee, Diakhaby led Valencia’s players off the pitch.
They subsequently decided to come back and continue the match, with the club tweeting: “NO TO RACISM. The team have held a meeting and decided to continue the game, in order to fight for the honour of the club, but denounce racism of any kind.
“We offer our complete backing to @Diakhaby_5. The player, who had received a racial insult, requested that his team-mates return to the pitch. WE SUPPORT YOU MOUCTAR.”
Diakhaby did not return, with Hugo Guillamon coming on in his place, but Cala remained in the Cadiz line-up.