Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga has been the victim of racist abuse online after the FA Cup penalty shoot-out loss to Middlesbrough on Friday.
A spokesperson for Meta, the company that owns Instagram, where the abuse took place, said it had already deleted a number of comments on Elanga’s page and is investigating.
Elanga missed the decisive penalty in a 7-8 shootout loss to Middlesbrough as United suffered a shock cup exit after the game ended 1-1 after extra time at Old Trafford.
After the match, Aberdeen striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas tweeted screenshots to highlight the racist abuse Elanga received on Instagram and said “So easy to predict…”.
Sky Sports News has contacted Greater Manchester Police.
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