Swansea City and Manchester City have condemned racist abuse geared toward Yan Dhanda.
Swans midfielder Dhanda, 22, who’s of British Asian background, was abused on social media following Wednesday’s FA Cup tie between the golf equipment.
The Championship membership have reported the matter to South Wales Police, who’re investigating.
Manchester City say they’ll help police to ascertain whether or not one in all their followers was concerned.
“How can this STILL be happening in 2021? I’m so proud of who I am and representing Asians. More has to be done,” Dhanda wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
Swansea say the previous Liverpool teenager has their “unwavering support” and that they’re “appalled and saddened” by the abuse.
A membership assertion learn: “Swansea City condemns racism and abuse of all kinds, and we urge social media companies to go above and beyond to stamp out this abhorrent level of behaviour that continues to tarnish football and society.
“An official report has been made with South Wales Police and the membership will help them of their investigation.”
On their official Twitter page, Manchester City said: “Racism has no place in sport, or society. Manchester City FC are appalled to listen to of the alleged racist abuse of a Swansea participant.
“We will be supporting Swansea City and South Wales Police in their investigation of this matter, and to establish whether there was a Manchester City fan involved.”
In a press release, South Wales Police confirmed the investigation of a “racially motivated social media post” geared toward a Swansea participant following the sport.
“Confronting hate crime is a challenge for everyone in south Wales – not just for the police – and we all have a responsibility to challenge prejudice and insist that our communities live up to the best standards of our traditions of tolerance and solidarity,” South Wales Police superintendent Jason James mentioned.
“South Wales Police has designated football liaison officers who work with clubs throughout the force area, including Swansea City, to help prevent and deter crime and anti-social behaviour.
“Tackling hate crime has all the time been a precedence for South Wales Police – this behaviour is one thing that won’t be tolerated in our group.
“The force takes hate crime seriously and we have worked closely with Swansea City Football club to raise awareness of hate crime among players and supporters.”
Dhanda performed 77 minutes of the fifth-round tie, which Manchester City gained 3-1.
The Birmingham-born former England Under-17 worldwide is the most recent in a line of footballers who’ve confronted racist abuse on social media.
The abuse geared toward Dhanda got here on the day social media platform Facebook mentioned it was “horrified” on the continued abuse of footballers and introduced what’s says is more durable measures to deal with the problem.
Dhanda spoke earlier this season about racist abuse he confronted as a teenager.