Bournemouth condemn disgusting racial abuse aimed at Junior Stanislas and his family on Twitter after he struck the winner in the Cherries’ Championship win at Stoke
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- Bournemouth have condemned racial abuse sent to Junior Stanislas on Twitter
- Stanislas used Instagram to share some of the shocking messages he received
- The forward netted the winner as Bournemouth beat Stoke in the Championship
Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake has condemned the racial abuse suffered by Junior Stanislas following Saturday’s win at Stoke, calling it ‘disgusting and completely intolerable’.
Stanislas was subjected to racist slurs and insults about his family by an individual on Twitter after scoring the Cherries’ winning goal in the 1-0 Sky Bet Championship victory at the bet365 Stadium.
Blake vowed to do all the club can in identifying the person concerned and wants the ‘strongest possible action’ taken against them.
Junior Stanislas was sent sickening racial abuse after scoring Bournemouth’s winner at Stoke
Stanislas has been backed by the Cherries after revealing the horrific messages via Instagram
‘It is both disgusting and completely intolerable that anyone could be subjected to the racial abuse that Junior has received,’ said Blake in a statement on the club website.
‘I am astounded that people believe writing and posting these comments is acceptable.
‘We will be contacting Twitter and the Football Association for their help in identifying the individual concerned, and will pursue the strongest possible action against them.
The striker shared some of the appalling abuse and expressed his despair at continuing racism
Bournemouth condemned the abhorrent messages as ‘disgusting and completely intolerable’
‘We strongly believe that social media platforms need to take greater responsibility and accountability for the actions of their users and the content that is published on their platforms.
‘We would wholeheartedly support any movement towards ensuring that all social media accounts are verified through formal identification, and therefore make the users liable for their actions.
‘The club’s stance on any form of discrimination is unequivocal. It is completely unacceptable and must be called out and acted upon whenever and wherever it is found.
Bournemouth urged tighter measures around social media accounts in a post on their website
‘We are a club which celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion, as highlighted by our ongoing ‘Everyone Together’ campaign, which tackles prejudice and promotes understanding.
‘We stand firmly with Junior and will continue to work tirelessly to educate and rid the game of all forms of discrimination.’
Chief executive Neill Blake promised the club would pursue punishment against any culprits
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