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Brentford condemn on-line racial abuse of striker Ivan Toney

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Brentford have condemned racist abuse directed at striker Ivan Toney by way of a direct message on social media following the facet’s 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion within the Premier League.

Toney shared photographs of the messages he obtained on Instagram, with the caption: “I wasn’t even going to publish this however I awakened offended.”

Brentford stated the abusive message was despatched on Friday, after Toney scored twice within the match in West London.

“We condemn this discriminatory behaviour within the strongest attainable phrases. An assault on certainly one of our gamers is an assault on all of us,” Brentford stated in an announcement on Saturday.

“We count on robust help from the police, authorized authorities and from Instagram’s father or mother firm, Meta, to make sure that the person concerned faces the complete power of the legislation for this despicable hate crime.”

Toney has been a key participant for Brentford this season with eight objectives and three assists in 11 video games in all competitions for the West London membership.

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