Why? That was the simple response from a Bristol City player after he received racist online abuse after missing a penalty in yesterday's defeat to Swansea.
The 27-year-old posted a screenshot on his Twitter page and his club also retweeted the post adding: "We stand with Famara Diédhiou and anybody who has to suffer racism in any shape or form.
"There is no excuse or justification for this disgusting behaviour."
The club also added another tweet showing their players taking the knee ahead of their defeat at Swansea in support of their top goalscorer.
We stand with Famara Diédhiou and anybody who has to suffer racism in any shape or form.— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) July 18, 2020
There is no excuse or justification for this disgusting behaviour. https://t.co/szXRBVpY8k
An investigation has began into a racist social media message sent to a @BristolCity player yesterday. We have contacted the club to confirm an inquiry is under way and to offer our full support to them and the affected player. Our statement is below. pic.twitter.com/fIRSj4HaRV— Avon and Somerset Police (@ASPolice) July 19, 2020