Watford's Troy Deeney is the latest player to vocalise his frustrations with regards to racist abuse, after the striker was the victim of vile comments on Instagram in the aftermath of his side's FA Cup semi-final victory.
The English man played a pivotal role in his side's victory on Sunday afternoon, scoring a late penalty to send the game to extra-time before a sensational Gerard Deulofeu winner sealed Watford's passage through to the final. Unfortunately for Deeney, the win came at a cost.
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Due to events from the last 24 hours I will be taking comments off my posts, to me this isn’t a game, when you racially abuse my family or myself I have to take measures to prevent young people seeing these comments and thinking that it’s acceptable, And having to expose people I care about to these small minded people. #notimeforbullshit
As a result of the abuse, Deeney took the decision to disable comments under posts. The move comes off the back of a surge in racist incidents in world football.
Tottenham forward Son Heung-min also spoke today about his experiences regards racism after his teammate, Danny Rose, was subject to racist abuse from Montenegro fans during England's clash with the Balkan state recently.
Meanwhile, Italian football became embroiled in similar controversy last week after Moise Kean reacted to abuse from the stand in Juventus' encounter with Cagliari, before being partially blamed for the incident by his teammate Leonardo Bonucci.