Bristol City's Famara Diedhiou subjected to online racial abuse

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jul 19, 2020, 05:00 PM(IST)

Bristol City's Famara Diedhiou subjected to online racial abuse Photograph:( Reuters )

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Swansea's Connor Roberts gave the team a lead on the half time. But 27-year-old Diedhiou failed to level scores for the team on the 69th-minute penalty. 

Football club Bristol City's Famara Diedhiou has been racially abused on an online platform after missing a penalty in match against Swansea where his side lost 1-0 on Saturday. 

Swansea's Connor Roberts gave the team a lead on the half time. But 27-year-old Diedhiou failed to level scores for the team on the 69th-minute penalty. 

After the match, the Senegal international took to Twitter and posted a screenshot of a message with three banana emojis. The message was sent to the player on Twitter. Diedhiou captioned the post "Why?" 

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"We stand with Famara Diedhiou and anybody who has to suffer racism in any shape or form. There is no excuse or justification for this disgusting behaviour," Bristol said in a post on Twitter.

Earlier, Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha and Sheffield United's David McGoldrick were subjected to similar abuse on social media.

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