Wilfried Zaha was subjected to racist abuse on social media after Crystal Palace’s victory over Manchester City.
Zaha scored the opening goal as Palace won 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, and the Ivorian was also implicated in the incident which saw City defender Aymeric Laporte sent off for a professional foul.
Zaha took to Instagram on Saturday night to post screenshots of a number of racist messages he received on social media after the match.
Zaha posted on his Instagram story: “This message is not for me I get a million messages saying we stand with you and that’s disgusting or to sympathize with me.”
“I’m not here because of all the nonsense that is being done instead of fixing the actual problem!
“I don’t mind offending because nowadays it comes with doing the job I do although it’s not an excuse but my color will always be the real issue but it’s okay because I’ll always be black and proud!
Talk to me when you take this matter seriously.
Zaha has previously called for “stern action” against those found responsible for racist abuse.
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