In a post on the official ‘Reds’ page on Instagram, the trio received monkey icons, hours after the setback against Real Madrid
One day after the 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid, in Spain, for the first round of the quarterfinals of the Europe Champions League, O Liverpool revealed on Wednesday, 7, that the right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, the Senegalese striker Sadio Mané and the Guinean midfielder Naby Keita were targets of racist insults on social media. “Once again, we are sadly discussing the abominable racial abuse the morning after a football game. It is totally unacceptable and has to stop. Liverpool condemns all forms of discrimination and we continue to work with our inclusion partners through our Red Together initiative to campaign against it, ”said the club in an official statement.
In a post on Liverpool’s official Instagram page, both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita and Sadio Mané received monkey icons, hours after the game in Madrid. Cases of racial abuse against players from the English Premier League have been frequent in recent months, which has led some to close their accounts on various social networks. For this reason, practically all clubs in the English league and the competition organizer have asked the platforms responsible for social networks to apply urgent measures to prevent this type of episode.
Last week, the Manchester United launched a campaign for cases of racism or discrimination to be reported by the users of social networks. Instagram announced a series of measures, while Twitter has pledged to continue its efforts after taking action on more than 700 football-related abuse cases in Britain in 2019. Liverpool said it will work with the appropriate authorities to identify responsible users .
It is utterly unacceptable. It has to stop.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC)
* With information from Estadão Content