Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker suffered racist abuse on social media shortly after Manchester City’s 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the Champions League final.
A number of monkey emojis were posted on both players’ Instagram profiles after the final whistle at Estadio do Dragao on Saturday night.
Sky Sports News contacted Facebook, owner of Instagram, for a response to the abuse.
Sterling has been the victim of online abuse on a number of occasions, most notably in early May following City’s Champions League semi-final victory over Paris Saint-Germain.
The incident came just two days after the sports community embarked on a weekend-long social media boycott where broadcasters, clubs, teams and players left their platforms to protest the increase. levels of discrimination.
After the City Carabao Cup final victory over Tottenham last month, Walker shared a post on his Instagram story that featured racist abuse and he wrote “When will this end?” while tagging Instagram in its post.
Sterling and Walker’s abuse comes after their England team-mate Marcus Rashford said he received “at least 70 racial slurs” on his Twitter account following Manchester United’s loss in the Europa League final to Villarreal.
Some of Rashford’s team-mates, including David de Gea, have also been the target of hate online and Greater Manchester Police are investigating insults which were directed at members of the United squad after Wednesday’s game.
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