Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace winger suffers racist abuse on social media after victory over Man City | Football news


Wilfried Zaha was the victim of racist abuse on social media after Crystal Palace won over Manchester City.

Zaha scored the opening goal as Palace won 2-0 at the Etihad on Saturday, and the Ivorian was also involved in the incident which saw City defender Aymeric Laporte sent off for professional misconduct.

Zaha took to Instagram on Saturday night to post screenshots of a number of racist posts he received on social media after the game.

“This post is not for me to receive a million messages saying we’re with you and it’s disgusting or that I’m getting sympathy,” Zaha posted on her Instagram story.

“I’m not here for all the nonsense that is done instead of solving the real problem!

“I don’t mind abusing because today it comes from doing the job I do even if it’s not an excuse but my color will always be the real problem but it’s okay because I will always be BLACK AND PROUD!

“Talk to me when you really take this problem seriously.”

Zaha has already called for “strong measures” against those found responsible for racist abuse.

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