Former Manchester City youngster Rabbi Matondo has shared some of the horrific racist abuse sent to him on Instagram.
Matondo, who is currently on loan at Stoke from Schalke, revealed the disgusting messages late on Tuesday evening.
One Instagram user sent the 20-year-old a message that contained the N-word and a pair of monkey emojis.
Another wrote two separate messages to Matondo, the latter of which said: “F*** all b*****.”
The abuse arrived just hours after the culmination of a four-day social media boycott from sports stars and organisations with the aim of putting pressure on social media companies to tackle abuse on their platforms.
The irony wasn’t lost on Matondo, who tweeted: “Good to see the boycott changed nothing @instagram.”
Instagram has received the brunt of criticism from sports stars for its consistent failure to tackle abuse.
The popular social media site released a statement last month confirming its commitment to ‘combatting’ abuse, but at the same time recognising it was a ‘complex challenge.’
It read: “We understand the impact that abusive content – whether it's racist, sexist, homophobic, or any other kind of abuse – can have on people.
“Nobody should have to experience that on Instagram. But combatting abuse is a complex challenge and there isn’t one single step we can take to eliminate it completely.
“For example, we know that many in our community, particularly people with larger followings, have faced abuse in their DM request inbox from people they don’t follow.”
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At the same time, Instagram announced they would be introducing a new tool which allows people to ‘automatically filter DM requests containing offensive words, phrases and emojis, so you never have to see them.’
That tool doesn’t appear to be up and running just yet with Matondo the latest in a long line of stars to suffer at the hands of vicious racist trolls.
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