Less than 48 hours after Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe deleted his Twitter account following a racist abuse, another player, Romane Sawyers of West Bromwich Albion, has been abused. West Brom Albion filed a report to the police over an alleged racist message sent to their midfielder Romaine Sawyers.
West Brom says an “abhorrent message” was sent to Sawyers on social media during the 5-0 loss to Manchester City.
Romaine Sawyers of West Brom Albion Racial Abused
They have called for “the toughest available legal punishment” and will ban the individual responsible from The Hawthorns for life. They said: “There is No Room For Racism. Anywhere. Challenge it, report it, change it,” said the Premier League club.”
The statement also said: “Albion will offer Romaine the relevant support required at this time and continues with its long-standing commitment to help rid football of racism.”Saint Kitts and Nevis 29-years-old Romaine Sawyers played for West Brom between 2009 and 2013 and rejoined the club from Brentford in 2019.
Romaine Sawyers helped them win promotion from the Championship in 2019-20 playing 42 league games – and has played 18 times in the Premier League this season.
In respect to that, the government plans to introduce new laws on online abuse this year, and the Premier League has launched its own online abuse reporting system.