The Republic of Ireland international has been subjected to racial abuse on Instagram and West Midlands Police are investigating the incident.
After scoring a brace duringWest Brom
’s 5-2 victory overChelsea
in thePremier League
on Saturday, a user commented monkey emojis under
’s post. The West Brom forward screenshotted the message and posted it on his
story and reported it to the police.
After the clash at Stamford Bridge, Albion said in a statement:
"The club is appalled by the messages and will offer Callum the help and support he may require in response to the incident.
"Albion will continue to confront all forms of discrimination and will assist the authorities with their inquiries, seeking the toughest available legal punishment.
"It is deeply disturbing that scoring two goals in a football match can provoke a reaction of this kind. There is No Room For Racism. Anywhere. Challenge it, report it, change it."
West Midlands Police said on Wednesday:
"We're investigating after West Bromwich Albion player Callum Robinson was racially abused online.
"We serve everyone regardless of their race, sexual orientation, disability, faith, age or gender.
"We will never accept or tolerate social media attacks on anyone simply for being who they are.
"Like all hate crimes, we will investigate and pursue the offenders with vigour."
Instagram owner, Facebook, removed the abuser’s account and told
Sky Sports News
that the investigation is continuing.
Chelsea have also released a statement after the match, insisting that the “strongest possible action” should be taken against those guilty of racist abuse.
Chelsea FC is disgusted with posts on social media targeting West Bromwich Albion player Callum Robinson,"
a club statement read.
"Chelsea FC finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour totally unacceptable.
"Racism has no place at this club and where there is sufficient evidence of a Chelsea season ticket holder or member involved in such behaviour, we will take the strongest possible action against them."