Daniel Amartey racially abused on Twitter after Leicester City FA Cup final victory

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Daniel Amartey racially abused on Twitter after Leicester City FA Cup final victory


Daniel Amartey was the victim of racist abuse on social media after Leicester City’s FA Cup final victory over Chelsea.

Amartey received a number of abusive messages on Twitter, some of which were racial.

One post referred to the death of former Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who was killed in a helicopter crash in October 2018.

Twitter a refusé Sky Sports News ‘ invitation to address online hate issues in an on-camera interview, but a company spokesperson said: “There is no room for racist abuse on Twitter and we are resolved in our commitment to ensuring that the football conversation on our service is safe for fans, players and everyone involved in the game.

“When we identify accounts that violate any of Twitter’s rules, we take enforcement action.

“We have proactively engaged and continue to work with our valued football partners to identify ways to collectively tackle this issue and will continue to play our part in addressing this unacceptable behavior – both online and offline. “

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Amartey was an unused substitute in the FA Cup final on Saturday

Youri Tielemans scored a sensational second-half winner to clinch a first FA Cup success for Leicester, beating Chelsea 1-0 in front of 21,000 fans at Wembley.

Some of the Leicester squad broadcast their post-match celebrations in the dressing room, where Amartey was caught throwing a Chelsea pennant over his shoulder.

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