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Wilfried Zaha calls again for action from social media companies over racial abuse

The forward, who scored the first game after six minutes, posted images of the abusive messages sent to him on his Instagram account after the game and again urged social media companies to take action.

“This post is not for me to receive a million messages saying ‘we are with you’ and ‘this is disgusting’ or that I am getting sympathy,” Zaha wrote on Instagram.

“I’m not here for all the nonsense that is being done instead of solving the real problem.

“I don’t mind abusing because today it comes from doing the work I do even if it’s not an excuse but my color will always be the real problem but it’s ok because I will always be BLACK AND PROUD.

“Talk to me when you really take this problem seriously. “

Several players have faced racial abuse online in recent months, particularly in the Premier League, and English football has urged social media companies to do more to tackle the issue.

Earlier this year, Zaha said he would stop ‘kneeling’ before games as part of England’s football anti-racism campaign because he believed the meaning of the ‘degrading’ gesture had been lost.

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