Welsh winger Rabbi Matondo slammed Instagram after he and his teammate Ben Cabango suffered racist abuse online following the friendly victory over Mexico.
Stoke Loanee Matondo and Swansea defender Cabango started Wales’ 1-0 win at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday night.
Matondo wrote on Twitter: “And it goes on… another week of Instagram doing absolutely nothing against racial abuse. My insta will be deleted if I publish clips of my games if … the priorities. ”
The Wales Football Association has been invited to comment.
The Welsh couple join a growing list of black players who have been victims of online abuse in recent weeks. Manchester United’s quartet, made up of Anthony Martial, Axel Tuanzebe, Marcus Rashford and Fred, have all been targeted, the latter claiming that ‘we cannot nurture this culture’ after being the victim of racist abuse over the week. -end last.
Thierry Henry described racism on social networks as “too toxic to be ignored” and deactivated all his accounts on Saturday following recent instances on the platform.
This month, UK Football Police Chief Detective-in-Chief Mark Roberts said the response from social media companies in helping police identify attackers has been “dismal”. At the time, a spokesperson for Facebook, which also owns Instagram, said the company “will continue to work with law enforcement and industry in general to collectively tackle this problem.”