Sterling and Walker racially abused

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Manchester City duo Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker were racially abused following the club’s 1-0 defeat against Chelsea on Saturday evening in the Uefa Champions League final.

The abuse was in a form of an Instagram post and the social media firm has since  removed the accounts of the perpetrators.

According to Sky Sports, the pair was sent monkey emojis on their Instagram pages after the game.

Sterling was also targeted following City’s semi-final win over Paris St Germain, shortly after English soccer’s social media boycott campaign came to an end earlier this month.

“The racist abuse sent to these players last night is abhorrent and we don’t want it on Instagram,” a representative of Facebook, which owns Instagram, said in a statement on Sunday.

“We swiftly removed a number of comments and accounts for breaking our rules and we’re continuing to review and take action against those that violate our policies.”

It added that: “No single thing will fix this challenge overnight but we’re committed to doing what we can to keep our community safe from abuse.”

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By FARPost Reporter

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