Social media abuse is common for black athletes as racism’s clutches hold the world in its embrace. A man from Saudi Arabia abused England’s Forward/Midfield Bukayo Saka and posted monkey emojis in comments. File on 4, a BBC program tracked him down and there he said he should have been banned forever after Instagram handed him a twenty-four-hour ban after the abuse.
Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha called the apologies hollow and had the following to say: “it feels like he's saying that because he thinks that's the right thing to say. He went to Bukayo Saka's Instagram account and put a monkey emoji in a comment for one of his posts when he didn't have to, but did it because everyone else was doing it.”