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DISGRACE Chelsea ‘disgusted’ as Reece James becomes latest footballer to receive vile racist abuse on social media

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Chelsea have called for social media companies to do more to stamp out racism on their platforms after defender Reece James became the latest player to be subjected to vile abuse.

The England full-back took to Instagram on Friday evening to reveal the vile messages he had received, posting the message “No room for RACISM!!” in response.

Reece James was understandably very upset following the incident

His club was quick to condemn the attack, which followed similar abuse directed at West Brom’s Romaine Sawyers and Manchester United duo Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial this week.

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A statement issued via Chelsea’s official Twitter account said: “Everyone at Chelsea FC is disgusted with the racist abuse Reece James received on social media on Friday evening.

“This club finds racism and all forms of discriminatory behaviour completely unacceptable. We totally condemn it.

“In sport, as in wider society, we must create a social media environment where hateful and discriminatory actions are as unacceptable online as they would be on the street.

“We add our voice to those urging social media platforms and regulatory authorities to take stronger, more effective and more urgent action against this despicable behaviour.

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“Something needs to change and it needs to change now.”

The Chelsea defender was subjected to vile racist abuse on Instagram

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The Chelsea defender was subjected to vile racist abuse on Instagram
Manchester United issued a similiarly strongly worded statement after the abuse directed at Tuanzebe and Martial.

Speaking about the earlier incidents on Friday, Premier League chief executive Richard Masters called for action to stamp out online hate.

He said: “I am appalled to see the racial abuse received by players this week.

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“Racist behaviour of any form is unacceptable and nobody should have to deal with it.

“Tackling online hate is a priority for football, and I believe social media companies need to do more.”

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