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Tottenham’s Udogie subject to racist abuse after 2-1 win over Liverpool

Kick it Out says they are “extremely concerned” after Tottenham’s Destiny Udogie became the latest Premier League player to be racially abused on social media.

Udogie was targeted following Spurs’ 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday evening. The Italian full-back was fouled twice by Diego Jota inside 90 seconds in the second half, prompting Jota to see red, Liverpool’s second dismissal of a hugely controversial encounter.

Troy Townsend, Head of Player Engagement at Kick it Out, said: “We are extremely concerned that players are being continually targeted on social media following games in the worst possible terms, and it is vital those responsible are held to account.

“High-profile players have been targeted almost every weekend since the season began in August.

“This is a sad reminder of how much work remains to combat discrimination in football.”

Spurs also issued a statement condemning the comments and messages aimed at their player, saying they are “disgusted”.

The club added: “We will work with the Premier League and, where possible, take action against any individual we are able to identify. We stand with you, Destiny.”

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