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Mansfield defender Mal Benning racially abused on social media

Benning was sent a racist message on Monday evening.

Former Walsall defender Mal Benning has been subjected to racist abuse on Twitter (Dave Thompson/PA)
Former Walsall defender Mal Benning has been subjected to racist abuse on Twitter (Dave Thompson/PA)

By PA Sport Staff

Mansfield defender Mal Benning has been subjected to racist abuse on social media.

The 26-year-old left-back highlighted a tweet he received on Monday evening in which he was called a “dirty p*** b******”.

In response, Benning, who has played more than 200 matches for the Sky Bet League Two club, wrote: “Not experienced much ‘racism’ as one of very few Asian players in the professional game.

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Mal Benning, pictured playing for Mansfield against MK Dons (Nigel French/PA)

“But there is no need for this no matter what race you are or what team you support.”

Benning, who joined Mansfield from Walsall in 2015, included anti-racism group Kick it Out and the Professional Footballers’ Association in his message. Mansfield also re-posted Benning’s tweet.

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