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Troy Deeney received ‘over 1000’ racist messages after commenting on Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani’s Instagram post

Troy Deeney received ‘over 1000’ racist messages after commenting on Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani’s Instagram post

‘A thousand of them’

Troy Deeney has spoken out about the racist messages he has received from people responding to his comments made regarding Edinson Cavani’s Instagram post after the 3-2 win at Southampton.

The Watford striker spoke to TalkSport and said, “I’ve had over a thousand messages that have been reported, saying ‘effing n-word.’ One thousand of them.”

The unacceptable messages were sent after the Watford forward criticised Edinson Cavani for posting a message which included a phrase that in some contexts, is considered offensive. Manchester United released a statement in which the player and club apologised.

“It’s never right, no matter which way you look at it,” the Watford man said on TalkSport.

“I just think when you write a message out, it’s considered, nine times out of ten, that you’ll proofread it before putting it out there because you don’t want to make yourself look an idiot. But at no point did he think ‘that’s not right’ – that’s what worried me a little bit.”

“I understand we get three-game bans now, but I just want to know whether the FA are educating players when they come to this country. I don’t think he’s meant it to insult anyone, but he needs to be educated on what is acceptable and what isn’t.”

The comments which Deeney then received are once again further proof that racism remains a huge problem within society and the anonymity of social media is allowing people to abuse individuals with no consequence bar the suspension of their account.

Colchester boos

Millwall were not the only club which heard boos ring out amongst the returning crowd in response to the players ‘taking the knee.’

It was also heard at Colchester United and in response, the Colchester chairman has spoken out to tell supporters who boo that they are not welcome at the club.

“Our club supports the players and their choice to take the knee for a few seconds before every game,” Robbie Cowling said.

“Those that take the knee want to highlight that all lives should be valued and should not be treated inhumanely or inferior to others just because of their race.”

“It is undeniable that black and other ethnic minority people are still the victims of racism, and the black footballers and staff at Colchester United feel that they are in a position of privilege that has been fought for through the blood and sweat of their ancestors.”

“A position that in 2020 the average black person is still not afforded.”

The FA have said it ‘supports all players and staff who wish to take a stand against discrimination in a respectful manner, which includes taking of the knee, and strongly condemns the behaviours of any spectators that actively voice their opposition to such activities.’

As of yet, no sanctions or punishments to clubs or individuals have been officially created. Millwall and Colchester fans are likely to return and whether the same boos will ring out is yet to be seen.

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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