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Brentford condemn ‘spineless’ racist abuse of Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo on Instagram

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Brentford condemn ‘spineless’ racist abuse and monkey emojis sent to their players Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo on Instagram after goalless draw with Birmingham

  • Brentford players Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo sent racist messages via Instagram following Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw with Birmingham City
  • Both players sent monkey and banana emojis by the same anonymous user
  • Championship club slammed the ‘spineless’ racist abuse in a Twitter post
  • It’s the second time Championship top scorer Toney has been abused this year
  • Toney is just the latest player to be sent racist messages on social media 

Brentford have condemned the ‘spineless’ racist abuse directed at striker Ivan Toney on Instagram in the wake of Tuesday’s goalless draw with Birmingham City.

Championship top scorer Toney posted a screenshot of an offensive post sent to him by Instagram user ‘alexw1422’ which included banana and monkey emojis. He wrote: ‘Honestly, I’m done.’

The striker also shared a screenshot of a similar message sent by the same anonymous user to his Brentford team-mate Bryan Mbeumo. The French winger had shared the post with the message: ‘When will it stop?’

Brentford striker Ivan Toney was sent racist messages on Instagram following Tuesday night’s goalless draw with Birmingham City 

Toney shared a screenshot of the messages, which contained monkey and banana emojis

Toney shared a screenshot of the messages, which contained monkey and banana emojis 

Toney also posted a screengrab of a similar post by the same user sent to Bryan Mbeumo

Toney also posted a screengrab of a similar post by the same user sent to Bryan Mbeumo

Brentford moved to condemn the abuse sent to their players in a Twitter post.

They wrote: ‘We stand with Ivan, and all those who continue to suffer abuse online. We are appalled to see yet more spineless, racist abuse directed at Ivan on Instagram this evening.

‘This has to stop. Now.’

Toney, 25, was also targeted on Instagram back in January, posting a screengrab of a message in which he was called the N-word. The user was deleted from the platform.

Brentford condemned the 'spineless' abuse sent to their players in a tweet on Tuesday

Brentford condemned the ‘spineless’ abuse sent to their players in a tweet on Tuesday

Mbeumo (right) also played in Brentford's goalless draw with Birmingham on Tuesday night

Mbeumo (right) also played in Brentford’s goalless draw with Birmingham on Tuesday night

The two teams stood together behind an anti-racism message ahead of kick-off on Tuesday

The two teams stood together behind an anti-racism message ahead of kick-off on Tuesday

He was also the victim of racist abuse on social media in 2019 while playing for Peterborough United.

Toney wasn’t able to add to his 28 goals in the Championship this season as Brentford had to settle for a fourth consecutive draw in another blow to their hopes of winning automatic promotion to the Premier League.

He is just the latest footballer to be sent abusive message on social media platforms. Manchester United midfielder Fred, Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez and West Brom’s Callum Robinson have all been victims in recent weeks.

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Source: DailyMail

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