English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion has filed a report with the police following racist abuse directed at striker Callum Robinson.
Yesterday, Robinson scored two goals (60′, 90+1) in the relegation-threatened club’s 5-2 drubbing of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The report on the abusive Instagram posts was made at West Midlands Police.
In a statement, West Brom said, “The despicable Instagram posts were sent in reply to the Republic of Ireland international after he scored twice in a memorable team performance at Stamford Bridge. The club is appalled by the messages and will offer Callum the help and support he may require in response to the incident.”
Racism continues to bedevil major European leagues, with the English top tier league reporting cases after almost every heated fixture. West Brom has promised to cooperate with police in any ensuing investigation.
“Albion will continue to confront all forms of discrimination and will assist the authorities with their inquiries, seeking the toughest available legal punishment.”
Meanwhile, the English FA and Premier League organisers are reportedly engaging social media companies to work around the clock and sanction user accounts that propagate racism.