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EPL: Zaha subjected to vile racist abuse

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Wilfred Zaha has demanded action from social media giants after once again revealing the sickening racist abuse he is subject to.

The Crystal Palace winger posted a series of screenshots showing the horrific messages sent to him on Instagram.

Zaha was on the scoresheet as Palace bagged an unexpected win away to Premier League heavyweights Manchester City on Saturday.

He was also fouled by Aymeric Laporte in first-half injury time for the City defender’s red card.

And in the aftermath, the 28-year-old received a volley of abuse in which he was called a ‘n*****’ and other hateful racial slurs.

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Zaha wrote on his own Instagram account: “This message isn’t for me to get a million messages saying we stand with you and it’s disgusting or about me getting sympathy.

“I’m not here for all the nonsense that is being done instead of fixing the actual problem!

“I don’t mind abuse because nowadays it comes with doing the job I do even though it’s not an excuse but my colour will always be the real problem.

“Speak to me when you actually take this issue seriously.”

The vile messages are just the latest in a wave of racist abuse Zaha has suffered on Instagram.

A 12-year-old boy was arrested for abusing the Ivorian in July last year.

And back in 2018, Zaha revealed he was subjected to abuse following Palace’s heated 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

 

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