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Osayi-Samuel suffers racial abuse on social media after QPR draw with Norwich City

The Nigerian striker confirmed he received disgusting messages after helping his team avoid defeat at Carrow Road

Queens park Rangers Winger Bright Osayi-Samuel revealed he suffered racial abuse on social media after their 1-1 draw with Norwich city in Tuesday’s league game.

The 22-year-old forward played an important role in ensuring that the Kiyan Prince Foundation stadium team avoided defeat in the meeting.

Osayi-Samuel scored the tying goal for QPR, converting from the penalty spot, after Teemu Pukki’s opening.

After the game, the Nigerian winger revealed on Instagram, according to: Sky Sports, how he was racially abused on social media, describing it as “disgusting and painful to receive messages like this”.

A number of African footballers have suffered racial abuse during their careers, including former Barcelona and Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o.

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was also abused in 2018 after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League match.

A banana peel was thrown at the Gabon international at the Emirates Stadium, while celebrating his goal.

The FA, UEFA and other football governing bodies have attempted to eradicate this despicable act through various measures, but without much success.

The Professional Footballers Association (PFA) urged players to kneel down as part of their efforts to end racial abuse, which has been widely respected.

Osayi-Samuel hopes the incident against him will be investigated by police and the culprit will be punished to serve as a deterrent to others in the future.

The forward has been with QPR since the summer of 2017 and has played a key role for the club, with more than 100 league games.

Last season, the winger helped his side finish in the middle of the table, forming a productive partnership with compatriot Eberechi Eze, who left to team up with the Premier League club. Crystal palace in summer.

In the current campaign, Osayi-Samuel has made 21 appearances in all competitions for QPR, scoring three goals and providing three assists.

The forward is hoping to put the incident behind him and help Mark Warburton’s men end their winless run against Luton Town on January 2.


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