Callum Robinson suffers racial abuse after game against Chelsea
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Callum Robinson suffers racial abuse after game against Chelsea

WEST BROM and Republic of Ireland striker Callum Robinson suffered racial abuse after a game against Chelsea this weekend.

The striker scored a lovely brace in a fantastic 5-2 victory against Chelsea, but sadly received abuse online after the game.

Robinson shared screenshots of some of the racial abuse he received on his own Instagram page, and West Brom have since reported the posts to the West Midlands Police.

In a statement released since, West Brom said: "The despicable Instagram posts were sent in reply to the Republic of Ireland international after he scored twice in a memorable team performance at Stamford Bridge.

"The club is appalled by the messages and will offer Callum the help and support he may require in response to the incident.

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"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."

More and more football players are sharing evidence of them being racially abused on social media this season, with Marcus Rashford, Reece James, Wilf Zaha and ex-footballer Ian Wright among those who have brought attention to abuse.

Swansea's Jamal Lowe was also racially abused this weekend, and shared evidence with the caption "Some idiots out there".