RACISM SHAME Arsenal star Willian called ‘f***ing monkey’ as Brazilian is latest to be racially abused by sick trolls on social media



Posted Saturday, February 20, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk

ARSENAL star Willian has revealed sick racists called him 'f***ing monkey' in a string of expletive-ridden posts on social media.

The ex-Chelsea winger, 32, exposed the trolls' messages in a series of uploads to his Instagram story.

RACISM SHAME Arsenal star Willian called ‘f***ing monkey’ as Brazilian is latest to be racially abused by sick trolls on social media
Willian has revealed he was racially abused in the latest sick attack on footballers Credit: Getty Images - Getty

RACISM SHAME Arsenal star Willian called ‘f***ing monkey’ as Brazilian is latest to be racially abused by sick trolls on social media
Willian shared a string of screenshots of the vile racist messages

Willian is just the latest in a long line of players to be subjected to vile abuse in the last few weeks alone, despite social media giants promising to crack down.

Taking to Insta, the Gunners star shared the abhorrent messages he received, as one twisted user wrote: "Get back to the jungle f***ing monkey.

"Why the hell did you get to play yesterday you're damn s*** your monkey."

Another screenshot showed another user write: "F*** you monkey."

Willian captioned the image: "Something needs to change!

"The fight against racism continues!"

Willian came off the bench in the 90th minute of Thursday's 1-1 Europa League draw with Benfica, replacing Martin Odegaard.

The despicable attack on the Brazilian is just the latest in a worrying spate of revolting incidents in recent weeks.

RACISM SHAME Arsenal star Willian called ‘f***ing monkey’ as Brazilian is latest to be racially abused by sick trolls on social media
Willian was called 'monkey' by at least two fans via private message

RACISM SHAME Arsenal star Willian called ‘f***ing monkey’ as Brazilian is latest to be racially abused by sick trolls on social media
Eddie Nketiah was racially abused after sharing a picture of himself smiling at training Credit: Getty Images - Getty

Willian's Gunners team-mate, Eddie Nketiah, was on the end of an horrendous message on Twitter earlier this week after he shared a snap of himself smiling in training.

The person responsible for the tweet was swiftly banned for life as social media giants including Instagram promise to crack down on abuse.

Last weekend, Manchester United star Anthony Martial was targeted by sick trolls following his side's 1-1 draw with West Brom.

Both Martial and club-mate Axel Tuanzebe were also on the receiving end of abuse following the defeat to Sheffield United last month.

Another Man Utd star, Marcus Rashford, was targeted after the 0-0 draw with Arsenal.

Southampton teenager Alex Jankewitz was also among the many footballers to be attacked in recent weeks.

Chelsea pair Reece James and Antonio Rudiger were both sent racist abuse, as well as James' sister and Red Devils star Lauren.

West Brom's Romaine Sawyers was also on the receiving end of some abhorrent abuse last month - with a man arrested.

Swansea and Manchester City said they were 'appalled' and 'saddened' at the racist abuse sent to Yan Dhanda last week as police opened an investigation.



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