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Yan Dhanda demands appropriate action against racist abuse

Fri 12 February 2021 | 12:44

Swansea attacking midfielder Yan Dhanda has expressed his gratitude for the messages of support from the football community after he received racist abuse on social media.

The 22-year-old was the target of racist abuse shortly after

Swansea

's 3-1 defeat to

Manchester City

in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Dhanda

said on Twitter:

 "How can this STILL be happening in 2021? I'm so proud of who I am and representing Asians. More has to be done!"

The Premier League club said it was

"supporting Swansea City and South Wales Police in their investigation of this matter, and to establish whether there was a Manchester City fan involved".

Swansea

had earlier

said Dhanda has their

"unwavering support".

Dhanda told Sky Sports News

: "I'm grateful for all of the messages of support I have received from across the football community and beyond.

"It is so important these matters are dealt with in an appropriate way. Equally, it is so important we continue to educate and highlight success stories from all communities in the game.

English football bodies came together on Thursday to send an open letter to

Facebook

and

Twitter

asking them to use the power of their systems to end the abuse.


source: SportMob

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