Watford defender Christian Kabasele has revealed that he is the latest victim of racial abuse after his side’s FA Cup semi-final triumph.
The Belgian joins a growing list of players who have suffered from racial abuse over recent weeks.
Kabasele has taken to Twitter to share the racist messages he received on Instagram with this massive problem continuing to grow.
Kabasele suffers racist abuse on Instagram after Wolves
Good morning pic.twitter.com/0qDLGN8jwO
— Christian Kabasele (@chriskabasele27) April 9, 2019
Following Danny Rose’s comments over wanting to ‘quit football due to racism,’ it is becoming evident exactly why he said what he did.
Kabasele joins the likes of Raheem Sterling, Duane Holmes, Nathan Byrne, Moise Kean, Troy Deeney and Heung-min Son in revealing the abuse which they have received.
Both on and off the pitch, players are receiving vile abuse with racism in football appearing to be worse than ever.
In Kabasele’s case, he has received messages via social media which has become a worrying and disgusting trend.
The defender was an unused substitute as the Hornets reached the FA Cup final by performing a magnificent turnaround vs Wolves.
Raheem Sterling speaks out on combatting racism
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) March 25, 2019
Raheem Sterling has been subject to much abuse and prejudice due to the colour of his skin during his time in football.
However, the 24-year-old has proven himself to be the model professional in dealing with it and speaking out over the issue.
His latest comments urge players not to leave the pitch when they suffer from racial abuse, as some have suggested.
“I wouldn’t personally agree with walking off.
“To win the game would hurt them even more. They’re only trying to get you down.
“If you walk off they win. To score or win would be better.
“When I hear it, I’m black, I’m proud and I’m confident about my body.
“My mum has always told me to be proud of myself and told me I’m a wonderful black child.
“I’ve never really heard it in London. It was mainly when I went up north to Liverpool. I started to hear it a few times.”
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