Manchester City's Kyle Walker racially abused online after League Cup final win over Tottenham
Kyle Walker has shared a screenshot of the racial abuse he received on social media after his Manchester City side overcame his old team Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the Carabao Cup final. It comes as numerous broadcaters and clubs across English football are set to boycott social media next weekend in protest of online abuse.
John Stones, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates with the trophy after winning the Carabao Cup after the Carabao Cup Final between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on April 25, 2021 in London,
Manchester City defender Kyle Walker shared a screenshot of racist abuse he received on social media following Sunday's 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final and asked, "When is this going to stop?"
The England international, who played the full 90 minutes as City claimed a record-equalling fourth successive League Cup triumph, posted pictures on Instagram celebrating their victory before adding a screenshot of the abuse.
"When is this going to stop?" Walker added and tagged the social media firm.
A host of players at Premier League clubs have been targeted in the past few months, including Manchester United's Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, Liverpool's Trent-Alexander Arnold and Sadio Mane, and Chelsea's Reece James.
The abuse suffered by Walker comes a day after England's football authorities joined forces to announce a social media boycott in response to continued online racist abuse of players.
The boycott will take place across a full fixture programme in the men's and women's professional game from 15:00 BST on Friday to 23:59 on Monday May 3.