According to Sky Bet Championship club, the person who racially insulted Brentford Ivan Tony on Instagram has been banned from this platform.
announced they reported a complaint to social media as soon as they learned of the post and filed a report of abuse to the police.
The club added:
“Player welfare staff made contact withIvan Toney
last night (Monday). We will work with him and give him any support he needs.
“Any steps that Ivan wants to take against the perpetrator will have our full support and we will work with Instagram and the police to try and identify the individual involved, taking action against them if possible.”
“We were pleased to see the firm response from Kick It Out to the abuse,”
the club added
“The club has a close relationship with Kick It Out, the FA and other organizations that, like us, believe in increasing the diversity and inclusivity of football.
“We will do all we can to work with them to rid football of hateful and discriminatory behavior.
“It is often difficult to identify the perpetrators, but we hope that with the assistance of social media platforms, this will change over time.”
Brentford banned two session ticket holders for violating their social media policy on Christmas Eve.
Football authorities are stepping up their efforts to combat online hatred and have formed a working group to address this issue.