Jonathan Afolabi has shared racist messages that he had received.
victory in the Scottish Cup against Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday night, one of Dundee’s players received some messages with racist content.
shared the messages on his Instagram account and now Dundee club has reacted to those messages too. The club has published a statement and condemned the “vile racist messages”.
Here is what the club has said in the statement:
“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.”
Jonathan Afolabi has moved to Dundee on a loan contract from Celtic and has been a key player for them since his arrival.