Racism is showing up again in European football. Now, it has as victims Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita. Both Liverpool players were the victims of attacks on social networks after the Reds’ fall against Real Madrid, for the Champions League. In both cases they were monkey icons published in posts prior to the duel against the meringues.
Naby Keita, another of the victims of racial attacks, faces Nacho in the match between Real Madrid and Liverpool. (Photo: AP)
The English club issued a statement denouncing the situation, offering support to its players and announcing an investigation to find those responsible. “Once again, we are speaking sadly of abhorrent racial abuse the morning after a football game. It is absolutely unacceptable and it has to stop …. As a club, we will offer our players all the support they may need. We will also work with the relevant authorities to identify and, if possible, prosecute those responsible, ”says the entity.
In turn, Liverpool calls on social media platforms and regulatory bodies take the most energetic preventive measures possible. “The current situation cannot be allowed to continue and it is up to all of us to ensure that it does not,” he concludes.
A few months ago, the Premier League had requested an effective response to social media platforms to prevent the continued abuse to which footballers are subjected in this regard.
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