One particular AFC Bournemouth player receives shocking insults about his family and racist slurs from a Twitter troll at the weekend.
Junior Stanislas was subjected to the personal messages of hate by an individual on social media after scoring the Cherries’s winning goal in the 1-0 Championship victory at Stoke on Saturday night.
Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake has condemned the hate and vowed to do all the club can in identifying the person concerned and wants the “strongest possible action” taken against them.
“It is both disgusting and completely intolerable that anyone could be subjected to the racial abuse that Junior has received,” Blake said in a statement on the club website.
“I am astounded that people believe writing and posting these comments is acceptable. We will be contacting Twitter and the Football Association for their help in identifying the individual concerned, and will pursue the strongest possible action against them.
“We strongly believe that social media platforms need to take greater responsibility and accountability for the actions of their users and the content that is published on their platforms.
“We would wholeheartedly support any movement towards ensuring that all social media accounts are verified through formal identification, and therefore make the users liable for their actions.
“The club’s stance on any form of discrimination is unequivocal. It is completely unacceptable and must be called out and acted upon whenever and wherever it is found.
“We are a club which celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion, as highlighted by our ongoing ‘Everyone Together’ campaign, which tackles prejudice and promotes understanding.
“We stand firmly with Junior and will continue to work tirelessly to educate and rid the game of all forms of discrimination.”
Bright Osayi-Samuel has been the subject of racist abuse on social media after QPR’s draw at Norwich City on Wednesday night.
The footballer wrote that it was “disgusting and painful to receive messages like this” after he received the messages online.
It came after Osayi-Samuel scored Queens Park Rangers’ equaliser from the penalty spot in their 1-1 draw with the Canaries in the Championship.
After the match, the 22-year-old posted via his Instagram account with a screenshot of the abuse he had received, describing it as “disgusting and painful to receive messages like this”.
What is more disturbing is that the message also included threats to his family.
Meanwhile, Police Scotland are investigating DNA swabs from a racist letter that was sent to Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer, while the club are working with the force to identify the individuals involved.
Killie have been left disgusted and shocked at racist abuse aimed at their boss and have since released a statement via their website.
Sickened chiefs at the club have hit out at the comments and revealing the matter has been reported to Police Scotland.
Fans reacted after a Bournemouth player receives insults about his family and racist slurs from a Twitter troll…
@Jarret1234567: All racists are pathetic and mindless
@marccit1962: The person who sent these vile messages should be named and shamed and be banned from Twitter forever. We should also send a copy of the vile tweet to his employer, friends and family so they can see what a shit this person is.
@AFCBCherryTim: Well said. No right minded #afcb supporter would do anything other than condemn this knuckle dragging stupidity and ignorance.
@olliejamespaddy: I saw the tweet it is absolutely disgusting
@KarenRainbow: I wholeheartedly agree with Neill Blake. This type of behaviour is disgusting and we all need to stand together and fight against all types of discrimination and abuse. Hope you and your family are OK Junior. #EveryoneTogether
@HeatherRoseBat2:I saw the tweet that was put up i found it to be disgusting I love bournemouth and all the lads who work hard along with all the staff we have come to great heights but then suddenly this happens and it makes the whole game very upsetting people like this should be banned
@forallthatglitt: That was disgusting what that p.o.s. wrote . We are all here for you @JuniorStanislas
@cherriesken: I feel sick to the stomach, I hope the perpetrator is severely punished.
@martynwebster6: Surely not one of our supporters ? I certainly hope not. Junior should take heart that most afcb fans love him to death.
@ianstevens70: I didn’t see it and not going to look for it. Must’ve been horrendous for this statement to be released. Hope Junior is okay
@AFCBLucas: Hope you’re OK Junior nobody should go through something like that
@Cherryboy53: I saw the tweet this morning and along with others reported it. Somerhing i have never done before but it made me angry and sick in the stomach
A total disgrace.
@AFCB_M2theC: I’m sure @stokecity are proud to have him as a fan. Is that right @StokeCityLive @stokecity_tt @stokecity_AH @stokecity_SH
@BENMD_15: @tweetwhatiwant8 all big behind his phone what a prick no need for racism and please reply to this. U LOST GET OVER IT !
@Me1473: I see @tweetwhatiwant8 has deleted his account or Twitter have removed it. Absolutely scumbag he is
@Bdemczak: Should have a lifetime ban from attending matches.
Reported. There is no room for that kind of racism anywhere.
— dcinwashington (@dcinwashington) January 3, 2021
Disgusting absolutely disgusting. Get a life bro, don’t say anything like that. @dorsetpolice
— Harley (@meaden_harley) January 3, 2021
Reported. Looks like he’s a Stoke fan if you look at who he follows.
— Katy (@CalamityKate67) January 3, 2021