Instagram remove sickening racist abuse aimed at Raheem Sterling in the aftermath of the Manchester City win over PSG that sealed their place in the Champions League final
- The abuse aimed at Raheem Sterling comes after football’s social media boycott
- Instagram removed the post in question after Sportsmail alerted them to it
- Sterling was part of the Manchester City side that defeated PSG 2-0 on Tuesday
Instagram have removed and condemned sickening racist abuse directed at Raheem Sterling in the aftermath of Manchester City’s euphoric Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain.
News of the post arrives less than 48 hours after English football’s historic social media boycott ended.
Sterling was part of the side that clinched a place in the Champions League final, the first in the club’s history.
Raheem Sterling was targeted by racial abuse on Instagram after Manchester City beat PSG
Instagram removed the offending post in question and said that they will be investigating
But he was targeted by racist abuse on popular social media website Instagram in the aftermath of the momentous win.
Having been informed of the post by Sportsmail, Instagram have moved swiftly to delete the post and vehemently condemned the abuse of the England international.
The social media platform have also vowed to punish the account that posted the abuse.
The incident comes less than 48 hours after football’s historic social media boycott ended
A Facebook company spokesman said: ‘The racist abuse sent to Raheem Sterling is unacceptable and we do not want it on Instagram.
‘We have removed the comment and taken action against the account that posted it. As part of our ongoing work in this space, this week we’re rolling out new tools to help prevent people seeing abusive messages from strangers.
‘No single thing will fix this challenge overnight but we’re committed to doing what we can to keep our community safe from abuse.’