Crystal Palace player Zaha critical of Instagram over racism

LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace gamer Wilfried Zaha has actually contacted Instagram to take bigotry more seriously after being targeted with abuse after scoring in a 2-0 win at Manchester City on Saturday.

The Ivory Coast global published screenshots on Instagram of racist abuse he had actually gotten by direct messages following the Premier League match that saw City protector Aymeric Laporte dispatched for a nasty on the forward.

“This message isn’t for me to get a million messages saying we stand with you and it’s disgusting or about me getting sympathy,” Zaha wrote. “I’m not here for all the nonsense that is being done instead of fixing the actual problem!

“I don’t mind abuse because nowadays it comes with doing the job I do even though it’s not an excuse, but my color will always be the real problem, but it’s fine because I’ll always be BLACK AND PROUD! Speak to me when you actual take this issue serious.”

Instagram has actually been decreasing interview demands from The Associated Press through the year to go over the racist abuse dealt with by footballers. Instagram is owned by Meta, the brand-new name for the Facebook business.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.