An anonymous player from Swansea City has been the victim of racist abuse on social media from a Plymouth Argyle fan following their victory against the League One side in the Carabao Cup.
The Championship club condemned the abuse but thanked both the English Football League and Twitter for their swift action which saw the post quickly deleted.
This is the latest case of a racist Swansea player, with Yan Dhanda, Ben Cabango and Jamal Lowe among those to be targeted in the first half of 2021, while at the end of last season it was revealed that Morgan Whittaker had also been the victim of racist abuse online like his teammates.
“Swansea City are aware of an alleged racist tweet in response to a post on our social media following the Carabao Cup victory last night over Plymouth Argyle,” said an official statement from the club.
“We reported the tweet to Twitter and the EFL. As a result, the account was suspended while the tweet was deleted. We thank both organizations for the swift action taken to resolve this issue.
“The player featured in the poster has been informed, as he continues to receive our unwavering support. However, we remain extremely concerned that racist messages continue to be disseminated on social media platforms.
“Once again, we reiterate our own firm position on this issue and condemn racism and abuse of all kinds for they have no place in football and in society in general.”
Plymouth opponents also issued a statement condemning the behavior of “an individual claiming to support Argyle”.
He said: “The club have been made aware of an alleged racist tweet sent by an individual claiming to support Argyle after the Carabao Cup match last night at Swansea.com stadium.
“We condemn this behavior in the strongest terms and underline our commitment to eradicate discrimination in all its forms. There is no place for it in Home Park, in football or in society.
“The club will work with the appropriate authorities to ensure that the person is identified and that the appropriate action is taken.”
Swansea won the game 4-1, with Whittaker scoring a hat trick and Dan Williams also on target.
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