Manchester United forward Anthony Martial was once again racially abused on social media as the Reds Devils dropped more points in the 1-1 draw against relegation-threatened Westbromwich Albion.
The Frenchman lasted 66 minutes in the game before he was eventually taken off by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in what was another underwhelming performance from him.
After the game, Martial was hit with abuse on his Instagram account, with several unscrupulous people targeting him with insults and use of the N- word.
Instagram’s parent company Facebook confirmed to Sky Sports that majority of the posts were removed as soon as they went live.
Troy Townsend, Kick It Out’s head of development, was among the first people to react to the latest wave of racism by slamming the social media platforms Facebook and Instagram.
Instagram had made a pledge last week vowing to impose heavier penalties on culptits found to be misusing their platforms through racial abuse.
“Let me break my Sunday silence and just say here we go again. It’s so predictable now, it makes a mockery of Instagram’s comments,” Townsend tweeted.
“I wonder if this account will be barred for a month and collect their ‘Insta slap on the wrist’ and ‘don’t do that again’ talk.”
Swansea City player Yan Dhanda was also critical of Facebook after it failed to shut down an account linked to a person who was racially abusive towards him last week.