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Brentford defender Ethan Pinnock latest to receive racist abuse after 2-1 loss to Manchester United

“Racial discrimination is a stain on our sport and society”, a statement from Brentford read as defender Ethan Pinnock was subject to racial abuse following the Bees 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Saturday. 

In what was one of 20 Premier League fixtures selected in October to be dedicated to the Premier League’s No Room for Racism campaign sadly highlighted further the issue in its entirety. As Brentford held a 1-0 lead for most of the game, they went on to lose 2-1 after two late goals in added time from Scott McTominay. 

Brentford released a statement condemning the “cowardly” racist abuse received by the Jamaican on social media platform Instagram:

“Racial discrimination is a stain on our sport and society, and we will continue to fight against it.

“We have initiated an investigation and will be seeking the support of the police and [Instagram owner] Meta to identify the perpetrator and hold them accountable.

“This is a crime, yet it happens all too often. 

“When can we expect the social media companies to fully use their resources and technology to provide us with the safer online experience many of us want?

“Ethan has our full support at this time.”


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