Everton ace Louis Saha racially abused on Twitter
Premiership footballer Louis Saha was subjected to foul-mouthed racial abuse on Twitter, it has emerged.
The French striker, who plays for Everton, was told "go back to France ya f****** n*****" after the account of a fan was allegedly accessed without permission.
It emerged on the day politicians called for an inquiry into racism in football, claiming the FA and some clubs were "dragging their feet" on the issue.
Saha (33) retweeted the offensive message, received on January 4, and added his own comment in reply, saying: "Don't attached (sic) urself with the club. U disgrace."
The account which sent the message has now been deleted and Saha later updated his 80,000 Twitter followers, telling them an investigation was carried out and the offensive tweet was sent without the user's authorisation by a work colleague.
The footballer, who has also played for Manchester United, Fulham and Newcastle United, also said the abuser had been suspended from his job.