West Brom contacts police after Callum Robinson receives “despicable” racist abuse

0

West Brom contacts police after Callum Robinson receives’ despicable ‘racist abuse on Instagram after his two goals in The Baggies’ stunning 5-2 win against Chelsea

  • Callum Robinson was subject to racial abuse after West Brom’s victory
  • The 26-year-old posted a screenshot of the messages he received on Instagram
  • West Brom has confirmed they have contacted the West Midlands Police Department

West Brom’s Callum Robinson has been subject to racial abuse online following his starring role in his side’s victory over Chelsea on Saturday.

Albion has confirmed that it has been reported to the police.

Robinson posted a screenshot of the offensive messages he received on Instagram following the Baggies’ success in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge.

Callum Robinson was subjected to racial abuse online following West Brom's victory over Chelsea

Callum Robinson was subjected to racial abuse online following West Brom’s victory over Chelsea

The 26-year-old had scored twice when West Brom, threatened by relegation, took a stunning 5-2 win over fourth-placed Londoners.

A statement from the club read: ‘West Bromwich Albion has contacted West Midlands police to report racist social media reports directed at Callum Robinson following Saturday’s 5-2 win over Chelsea.

The despicable Instagram posts were sent in response to the Republic of Ireland international after scoring twice in a memorable team performance at Stamford Bridge.

Robinson shared an image of the abuse he received on Instagram that has been reported

Robinson shared an image of the abuse he received on Instagram that has been reported

Robinson shared an image of the abuse he received on Instagram that has been reported

The club is shocked by the reports and will provide Callum with the help and support he needs in response to the incident.

Albion will continue to face all forms of discrimination and will assist the authorities in their investigations, seeking the harshest possible legal punishment.

‘It is very disturbing that scoring two goals in a football game can provoke such a reaction. There is no room for racism. Everywhere. Challenge it, report it, change it. ‘

Robinson is the latest in a long line of footballers to be abused on social media, including Marcus Rashford, Reece James and Baggies teammate Romaine Sawyers.

Advertisement