Steve Cooper defends his player against online abuse

Sat 13 February 2021 | 13:27

Swansea boss has talked about Yan Dhanda who has been facing racist abuse on social media.

Steve Cooper

has defended his player

Yan Dhanda

who was racially abused on social media after


defeat against Manchester City.

Cooper told Swansea's website:

"I've spent the last couple of days talking with Yan, making sure he is OK and making sure he knows he has the full support of everybody at the football club

"The level of abuse he received was disgusting and I cannot put into words how angry I am that one of my players has suffered at the hands of somebody who thinks that racism is acceptable.

"What people don't see is the aftermath of how people are affected. Yan was visibly upset and angry but it goes beyond that. His family are affected, those closest to him are hurt and the ripples go far wider than just a media headline.

"Yan and I have spoken several times about his heritage, and the pride he feels in representing his community is evident in everything he says and does. To that extent, he is a superb role model and someone who takes that responsibility seriously.

"Everybody at the club stands shoulder to shoulder with Yan against racism or any form of discrimination. It has been really tough for him but his strength of character will stand him in good stead."

source: SportMob