Rangers captain Tavernier targeted by racist abuse
The defender shared an image of the abuse on Instagram.
Rangers captain James Tavernier has become the latest footballer to be targeted by racist abuse on social media.
The right-back shared a racially offensive message he received on Instagram and added a shoulder-shrugging emoji above.
The post came six days after Tavernier took part in a Professional Footballers’ Association campaign to boycott social media for 24 hours.
— James Tavernier (@James_Tavernier) April 19, 2019
We are making a stand against racist abuse.
We recognise that our platforms come with responsibility, and so we are using our voice to stand against racist abuse.
Together, we are calling on social media platforms and footballing bodies to do more! pic.twitter.com/AokSME2txe
The 27-year-old last week shared a PFA post calling for social media companies to do more to tackle the problem.
Police Scotland were unable to confirm whether the message had been reported to them.