Nigeria Footballer Raises Alarm Over Racist Abuse

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Nigeria born Liverpool Women striker Rinsola Babajide Thursday highlighted the racist and sexist abuse she suffered on Instagram

Babajide posted about her new boots on her social media account and a user replied saying, “football is only for men…”, followed by the use of a racial slur

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Facebook, who own Instagram, tell Sky Sports News: “We have removed a number of comments from Rinsola Rabajide’s post for breaking our rules, and we are continuing to investigate”

The comment was reported to Instagram and is no longer visible on the post, which Babajide screenshotted and posted on her social media channels with the caption: “What is wrong with people.”

In a subsequent post, Babajide showed a screenshot of a message she had received from someone who had tried – and failed – to get her abuser reported on Instagram.

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Babajide has to deal with abuse on social media “weekly”, Sky Sports News has been told.   Babajide who is eligible to represent Nigeria has made over 33 appearances for the Liverpool ladies since joining them in 2018 from Watford. In 2018 she represented England at the Under 20 level at the world cup where they finished in the third place.

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