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Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold, Keita, and Mane racially abused following Real Madrid defeat.

Liverpool’s players Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita  and Sadio Mane were racially abused following Liverpool’s Champions League first-leg 3-1 thrashing by Real Madrid on Tuesday night.

The three players received monkey emojis together with racist abuse online . This is the latest case of professional footballers being subjected to racism. 

Liverpool football club have promised to work together with the relevant authorities to ensure they find the offenders and prosecute them.

Liverpool said it “will not be enough until the strongest possible preventative measures are taken”.

The statement released by the club stated termed the abuse on their players as “utterly unacceptable”.

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The statement read:

“Once again we are sadly discussing abhorrent racial abuse the morning after a football game,” they said after Tuesday night’s Champions League quarter-final first leg defeat by Real Madrid.

“As a club, we will offer our players any and all support that they may require. The current situation cannot be allowed to continue and it is incumbent on all of us to ensure it does not.”

Police are reportedly digging into West Brom striker  Callum Robinson’s racism claim after the striker was involved in a 5-2 win over Chelsea. The Westlands Midlands Police in charge of the investigation said:

“We will never accept or tolerate social media attacks on anyone simply for being who they are. Like all hate crimes, we will investigate and pursue the offenders with vigor.”

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