Arsenal/Brazil Footballer became the latest player to be racially abused via social media in the wake of Arsenal’s 1 – 1 draw against Benfica in the Europa League on Thursday night.
The 32-year-old Brazilian, who joined the Gunners from Chelsea in the summer Transfer , has seen his form drop massively this season as his goal drought continued into 24 games despite coming on as a 90th minute substitute.
The former Chelsea Footballer who played as a winger has on Friday, posted on his Instagram story the abuses he received from two different users.
Willian posted the abuse, saying: ‘The footballer was very disappointed to find out the same football club, which he plays is also where the racial attack and bullying is coming from! The fight against racism continues’, before later saying ‘One more’ alongside a screenshot of the second thread.
The sneer came on the same day his teammate Eddie Nketiah was asked to leave Arsenal in a racist post replying to a training picture he posted on Twitter ahead of Benfica clash.
A host of Premier League players including, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Axel Tuanzebe, Reece James and Romaine Sawyers have also all suffered online racial abuse in recent weeks.
Our major concern is the fact why color of a skin is causing these kinds of problems, yet we come together to host competitions callied world cup, olympics. This harsh treatment on Blacks really need to stop.