Nigeria and Middlesbrough star player Chuba Akpom was racially abused in their game against Bristol City. The Championship club complained to the police over racist abuse directed towards the striker on social media.
Nigerian Player Chuba Akpom Suffer Racial Abuse in Middlesbrough
Akpom, 27, was targeted after scoring the equaliser in Boro’s 1-1 draw at home to Bristol City on Saturday. The Championship club contacted Twitter over the content of the post but, in a reply, the platform deemed it not to be in violation of their rules.
Boro has called Twitter’s position “completely unacceptable”. As a result, they have reported the matter to Cleveland Police to investigate. A statement from the force said: “Cleveland Police is investigating a report from Middlesbrough Football Club of a racist remark made towards a man on social media. “Enquiries are ongoing.”