Dundee have sent a strongly worded statement after Celtic loanee Jonathan Afolabi was hit with vile racist abuse on Saturday night.
The on-loan Celtic forward was sent several disgusting racist messages by one individual on social media following Dundee’s 3-2 Scottish Cup victory over Bonnyrigg Rose. Those across Scottish football took to social media to condemn the messages last night.
This latest mindless attack comes just a couple of weeks after Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer was sent a racist letter before their match with Motherwell. Players and staff across the SPFL have been taking the knee before each game this season to send the message of stamping out racism.
Afolabi’s loan club says this sadly isn’t the first time this has happened in the last seven days: “Following last night’s Scottish Cup victory over Bonnyrigg Rose we were made aware of vile racist messages that had been directed to one of our players.
“Dundee Football Club utterly condemns racism in any form. Racism has no place in society. We have reported these unacceptable messages and will look into what further steps can be taken.
“Sadly, this isn’t the first incident in the last seven days which has seen one of our players being subjected to abuse. After last weekend’s match with Heart of Midlothian, another player received disgusting messages which have also been reported.
“As a club we have zero tolerance for these abusive messages and give our players our full support.”
Afolabi appeared from the bench against Bonnyrigg and scored, sending the game to extra-time at 1-1 as the Celtic prospect saved Dundee from dropping out the Scottish Cup to Lowland League opposition, his side going on to win 3-2.
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