Bolton Wanderers said they are sickened to the core with the racist abuse that Elias Kachunga received on Instagram. The German received racist abuse on his personal account after the team was held to a 0-0 draw against Burton. The club said that they have reported the comments to the police and will provide any support that Kachunga needs. Bolton will take on Ipswich in League One on the weekend.

“Racism and hatred have no place at all in society and I was sickened to the core on hearing this disgusting abuse directed at one of our players,” said Bolton Wanderers chairman Sharon Brittan regarding the racist abuse received by Elias Kachunga. “I have spoken with Elias and his partner and they are understandably upset by these messages. My immediate thoughts are with them, as well as his teammates who are repulsed by the language that was used.”

“We as a club stand firm in saying that racism and discrimination will not be tolerated and we have reported this to the Police and relevant authorities. I have also spoken with the EFL today regarding future steps we can take together to eradicate this hatred from our game,” he added. “We will not rest until positive action is taken and social media companies take the necessary steps to eradicate unsolicited hatred from their platforms. We as a society must do more to show that racism and discrimination will never be tolerated and social media companies have to make people accountable for what they post on their platforms.”

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