Michael Obafemi: Swansea ‘sickened’ by ‘disgusting’ racist abuse on social media aimed at striker after Burnley loan move | Soccer News

Swansea said it was “sickened” by the “disgusting” racist abuse on social media aimed at Michael Obafemi following his loan move to Burnley.

The 22-year-old, who has scored 15 goals in 52 appearances for Swansea, has joined Vincent Kompany’s side until the end of the season on a permanent transfer.

Swansea said the offensive messages were reported to South Wales Police.

In a statement, the Welsh club said: “Swansea City are aware of the disgusting racist abuse posted on social media in relation to Michael Obafemi’s loan move to Burnley.

“The club is sickened by the despicable language used in the offending messages and is working to identify those responsible and take the strongest possible action.

“The matter has been reported to South Wales Police who are investigating. There is no place for racism or discrimination of any kind in society or football.”

Sky Sports News contacted Burnley and South Wales Police for comment.

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