In a shocking incident, France players Aurelien Tchouameni, Kingsley Coman and Randal Kolo Muani were racially abused with vile messages on social media following their FIFA World Cup final defeat to Argentina.
While Muani missed a chance to win the game in extra time, Tchouameni and Coman both missed penalties in the shootout.
Argentina won their first World Cup since 1986 and third overall after goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez stopped Coman’s penalty kick and stopped Tchouameni’s attempt from the spot.
As per reports, Real Madrid’s Tchouameni has racism comments on his Instagram posts. Muani of Eintracht Frankfurt turned them off.
Bayern Munich has issued a statement of support for Tchouameni, condemning the racist remarks made about him.
“The FC Bayern family is behind you, King. Racism has no place in sport or our society,” Bayern Munich wrote on Twitter.
The abusive posts were condemned by Meta, which owns Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp. The company further clarified that the vile racist messages had been removed.
“We don’t want racist abuse on Instagram, and we’ve removed the disgusting comments for breaking our rules. We also want to help protect people from having to see this abuse in the first place, which is why we’ve developed Hidden Words, a feature that filters offensive comments and DMs, and Limits, which hides comments and DMs from people who don’t follow you, or only followed you recently,” Meta said in a statement.
“We’re in touch with players and their teams directly to offer them support and help them turn on these tools,” it further added.