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Facebook investigates racial abuse on Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold, Keita

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Alexander-Arnold Keita racial abuse

Social media giant Facebook is investigating racial abuses directed towards Liverpool duo, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita, according to Sky Sports.

This comes after the duo received racist emojis in replies to pictures posted on Instagram, following last night’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League.

According to Sky, abuse sent to Keita was in the form of monkey emojis and posted in response to a picture published prior to Liverpool’s Champions League defeat at Real Madrid, while monkey emojis were sent to Alexander-Arnold on a picture he posted on Easter Sunday.

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In the same vein, the Empire of the Kop reported that fellow Red, Sadio Mane had also been targeted.

Meanwhile, the defending Premier League champions have condemned the act, describing it as unacceptable.

“Once again we are sadly discussing abhorrent racial abuse the morning after a football game. It is utterly unacceptable and it has to stop.

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“LFC condemns all forms of discrimination and we continue to work with our inclusion partners through our Red Together initiative to campaign against it.

“As a club, we will offer our players any and all support that they may require. We will also work with the relevant authorities to identify and, if possible, prosecute those responsible.

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“We know that this will not be enough until the strongest possible preventative measures are taken by social media platforms and the regulatory bodies which govern them.

“The current situation cannot be allowed to continue and it is incumbent on all of us to ensure that it does not,” a Liverpool FC spokesperson said.

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