Wilfried Zaha racially abused on social media as EFL condemn racism after three incidents this weekend


Wilfried Zaha racially abused on social media as EFL condemn racism after three incidents this weekend

Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha was called a ‘diving monkey’ on the same day there were three incidents of racist abuse in the English Football League.

Zaha, who won a penalty in Palace’s defeat of Newcastle, retweeted a message from a Newcastle fan, which read: “Such a diving Monkey @WilfriedZaha”.

The offensive tweet has since been deleted.

Zaha was abused following Crystal Palace’s defeat of Newcastle

Elsewhere, Northampton Town pair Timi Elsnik and David Buchanan said some of their team-mates were racially abused at a hotel prior to their League Two match at Notts County.

The pair took to Twitter on Saturday night following the 2-2 draw at Meadow Lane to highlight the incident, with Elsnik writing: “Went for a pre match walk with the team in Nottingham and this young man outside the hotel started racially abusing some of our lads.

“The most disgusting thing I’ve seen & heard! He’s done it in front of his girl as well with no shame so he must do it all the time. Absolute idiot!”

Buchanan corroborated Elsnik’s version of events.